Baruch Fischhoff

Summary

Affiliation: Carnegie Mellon University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Visualizing your vulnerabilities
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
    Harv Bus Rev 84:28, 30. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Good decision making requires good communication
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, USA
    Drug Saf 35:983-93. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Evolving judgments of terror risks: foresight, hindsight, and emotion: a reanalysis
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Exp Psychol Appl 18:e1-16. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Nonpersuasive communication about matters of greatest urgency: climate change
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:7204-8. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Evolving judgments of terror risks: foresight, hindsight, and emotion
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Exp Psychol Appl 11:124-39. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Decision research strategies
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, USA
    Health Psychol 24:S9-S16. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Getting straight talk right
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
    Harv Bus Rev 84:24, 28. 2006
  8. pmc Adolescents' perceived risk of dying
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3890, USA
    J Adolesc Health 46:265-9. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Communicating about the risks of terrorism (or anything else)
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, BP219E, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, USA
    Am Psychol 66:520-31. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of fear and anger on perceived risks of terrorism: a national field experiment
    Jennifer S Lerner
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:144-50. 2003

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint Visualizing your vulnerabilities
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
    Harv Bus Rev 84:28, 30. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Good decision making requires good communication
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, USA
    Drug Saf 35:983-93. 2012
    ..Its application both requires and facilitates good communication about risks and benefits...
  3. doi request reprint Evolving judgments of terror risks: foresight, hindsight, and emotion: a reanalysis
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Exp Psychol Appl 18:e1-16. 2012
    ..Thus, priming emotions shaped not only perceptions of an abstract future but also perceptions of a concrete past. These results suggest how psychological research can help to ensure an informed public...
  4. ncbi request reprint Nonpersuasive communication about matters of greatest urgency: climate change
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
    Environ Sci Technol 41:7204-8. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Evolving judgments of terror risks: foresight, hindsight, and emotion
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Exp Psychol Appl 11:124-39. 2005
    ..Thus, priming emotions shaped not only perceptions of an abstract future but also perceptions of a concrete past. These results suggest how psychological research can help to ensure an informed public...
  6. ncbi request reprint Decision research strategies
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, USA
    Health Psychol 24:S9-S16. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Getting straight talk right
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
    Harv Bus Rev 84:24, 28. 2006
  8. pmc Adolescents' perceived risk of dying
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3890, USA
    J Adolesc Health 46:265-9. 2010
    ..Such sensitivity would indicate the importance of ensuring that adolescents have accurate information about those threats, as well as the psychological support needed to deal with them...
  9. doi request reprint Communicating about the risks of terrorism (or anything else)
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, BP219E, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, USA
    Am Psychol 66:520-31. 2011
    ..There are scientific, organizational, and political barriers to achieving those goals. Psychological research can help to overcome them-and advance its science in the process...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of fear and anger on perceived risks of terrorism: a national field experiment
    Jennifer S Lerner
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychol Sci 14:144-50. 2003
    ..Emotions also predicted diverging public policy preferences. Discussion focuses on theoretical, methodological, and policy implications...
  11. doi request reprint Communicating about xenotransplantation: models and scenarios
    Wändi Bruine de Bruin
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Risk Anal 29:1105-15. 2009
    ..In this application to xenotransplantation, presenting a graphic representation improved people's understanding of the risk...
  12. pmc Trauma triage in the emergency departments of nontrauma centers: an analysis of individual physician caseload on triage patterns
    Deepika Mohan
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 74:1541-7. 2013
    ..Little is known about the role of physicians' clinical judgment in triage at outlying hospitals. We assessed the association between physician caseload, case mix, and the triage of trauma patients presenting to nontrauma centers...
  13. doi request reprint Parents' vaccination comprehension and decisions
    Julie S Downs
    Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, United States
    Vaccine 26:1595-607. 2008
    ..Those with the greatest need to know about vaccination seem most vulnerable to confusing information. Opportunities for education may be missed if paediatricians do not appreciate parents' specific information needs...
  14. ncbi request reprint Individuals' decisions affecting radiation exposure after a nuclear explosion
    H Keith Florig
    Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, USA
    Health Phys 92:475-83. 2007
    ..In each case, helping people to protect themselves requires prior risk analyses and communication development...
  15. doi request reprint Effects of description of options on parental perinatal decision-making
    Marlyse F Haward
    Division of Newborn Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 129:891-902. 2012
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  16. doi request reprint Can female adolescents tell whether they will test positive for Chlamydia infection?
    Wändi Bruine de Bruin
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Med Decis Making 30:189-93. 2010
    ..Here, the authors examine whether female adolescents' probability judgments of having chlamydia were correlated with the objective outcome of a Ct polymerase chain reaction assay...
  17. ncbi request reprint Predicting emergency evacuation and sheltering behavior: a structured analytical approach
    Matt Dombroski
    Carnegie Mellon University, Engineering and Public Policy, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Risk Anal 26:1675-88. 2006
    ..We consider the implications of these results for improving emergency risk assessment models and for anticipating and improving preparedness for disasters, using Hurricane Katrina as a further case in point...
  18. ncbi request reprint Can adolescents predict significant life events?
    Wändi Bruine de Bruin
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3890, USA
    J Adolesc Health 41:208-10. 2007
    ..Mean probability judgments approximated observed outcome rates, or were optimistic, except that adolescents greatly overestimated their probability of dying prematurely...
  19. doi request reprint Risk communication planning for the aftermath of a plague bioattack
    Elizabeth A Casman
    Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA
    Risk Anal 28:1327-42. 2008
    ..The documentation provides content for explaining the resultant advice. We show how these tools can help in preparing for crises and responding to them...
  20. ncbi request reprint Individual differences in adult decision-making competence
    Wändi Bruine de Bruin
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Pers Soc Psychol 92:938-56. 2007
    ..Thus, A-DMC appears to be a distinct construct relevant to adults' real-world decisions...
  21. ncbi request reprint Specific STI knowledge may be acquired too late
    Julie S Downs
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Adolesc Health 38:65-7. 2006
    ..They appeared to learn about STIs primarily after diagnosis, too late for effective prevention, early detection, or prompt treatment of their disease...
  22. doi request reprint A decision science-informed approach to sexual risk and nonconsent
    Coreen Farris
    RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Clin Transl Sci 5:482-5. 2012
    ..We discuss the implications for creating sexual risk reduction programming relevant to young women with competing sexual nonconsent goals...
  23. ncbi request reprint "Evolving judgments of terror risks: Foresight, hindsight, and emotion": Correction to Fischhoff et al. (2005)
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University
    J Exp Psychol Appl 18:212. 2012
    Reports an error in "Evolving Judgments of Terror Risks: Foresight, Hindsight, and Emotion" by Baruch Fischhoff, Roxana M. Gonzalez, Jennifer S. Lerner and Deborah A...
  24. pmc Sticky decisions: peanut butter in a time of Salmonella
    Gulbanu Kaptan
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 16:900-4. 2010
    ..The example shows how knowledge about test results and regulatory processes might be made more useful to consumers...
  25. ncbi request reprint Evaluating the success of terror risk communications
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 1:255-8. 2003
  26. ncbi request reprint Aggregate, disaggregate, and hybrid analyses of ecological risk perceptions
    Henry H Willis
    RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Risk Anal 25:405-28. 2005
    ..Psychometric studies such as these provide a sound empirical basis for selecting attributes of ecological hazards for use in comparative risk assessment...
  27. ncbi request reprint Social stigma and negative consequences: factors that influence college students' decisions to seek testing for sexually transmitted infections
    Karen R Barth
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Am Coll Health 50:153-9. 2002
    ..Clinicians and health educators should raise students' awareness of the need for screening and should work to reduce the barriers to screening, including social stigmas and negative consequences...
  28. pmc Sources of non-compliance with clinical practice guidelines in trauma triage: a decision science study
    Deepika Mohan
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, The CRISMA Center Clinical Research, Investigation, and Systems Modeling of Acute Illness, University of Pittsburgh, Scaife Hall, 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Implement Sci 7:103. 2012
    ..One possible reason is emergency physician decision-making. The objective of the study was to characterize sensory and decisional determinants of emergency physician trauma triage decision-making...
  29. doi request reprint Diagnosing food-borne illness: a behavioral analysis of barriers to testing
    Gulbanu Kaptan
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Public Health Policy 32:60-72. 2011
    ..We use readily available statistics to rank programs by their cost effectiveness to identify those most worthy of studying in greater detail...
  30. doi request reprint The impact of over-the-counter availability of "Plan B" on teens' contraceptive decision making
    Tamar Krishnamurti
    Carnegie Mellon University, Social and Decision Sciences, 208 Porter Hall, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States
    Soc Sci Med 67:618-27. 2008
    ..However, teens preferred easier availability, should emergency contraceptive be needed. Incorporating an understanding of teens' decision-related perspectives can make such policies more predictable and transparent...
  31. doi request reprint Changes of heart: the switch-value method for assessing value uncertainty
    Leslie K John
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3890, USA
    Med Decis Making 30:388-97. 2010
    ..Medical choices often evoke great value uncertainty, as patients face difficult, unfamiliar tradeoffs. Those seeking to aid such choices must be able to assess patients' ability to reduce that uncertainty, to reach stable, informed choices...
  32. pmc Managing patients with inexplicable health problems
    Baruch Fischhoff
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    BMJ 326:595-7. 2003
  33. ncbi request reprint Interactive video behavioral intervention to reduce adolescent females' STD risk: a randomized controlled trial
    Julie S Downs
    Department of Social and Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 3890, USA
    Soc Sci Med 59:1561-72. 2004
    ..A non-significant trend in data from a clinical PCR assay of Chlamydia trachomatis was consistent with that finding...
  34. ncbi request reprint The use of mental models in chemical risk protection: developing a generic workplace methodology
    Patrick Cox
    Centre for Environmental Risk, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    Risk Anal 23:311-24. 2003
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  35. ncbi request reprint How patients feel about prolonged mechanical ventilation 1 year later
    Aaron B Mendelsohn
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, PA, USA
    Crit Care Med 30:1439-45. 2002
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  36. ncbi request reprint Adolescent risk and vulnerability: overview
    Elena O Nightingale
    J Adolesc Health 31:3-9. 2002
  37. ncbi request reprint Adolescent vulnerability: measurement and priority setting
    Baruch Fischhoff
    J Adolesc Health 31:58-75. 2002
  38. ncbi request reprint Rationing decisions and individual responsibility for illness: are all lives equal?
    Eve Wittenberg
    MGH Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    Med Decis Making 23:194-211. 2003
    ..This survey measured individuals' rationing allocation choices for situations in which patients are deemed to hold personal responsibility for their diseases and the influence of different arguments on such choices...
  39. ncbi request reprint Behavioral science research in the prevention of diabetes : status and opportunities
    Edwin B Fisher
    Departments of Psychology, Medicine, and Pediatrics, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63108, USA
    Diabetes Care 25:599-606. 2002
    ....