Lab Safety / Lab Safety Management Certificate

Risk Communication and Decision-Making

Sometimes, odd perceptions of risk drive our decision-making or what is called, “judgment under uncertainty”. Our affective risk system drives decisions over our analytical one. Similarly, our fast thinking makes many decisions in the moment. Communicating all of this and our perceptions is a challenge.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Compare and contrast our analytical (logical) risk system vs. our experiential (affective) risk system,
  • Describe our weirdly, widely, and wildly varying risk perceptions,
  • List at least seven cognitive biases that affect our decisions,
  • Compare and contrast system 1 (fast) vs. system 2 (slow) thinking,
  • Explain the meaning behind the phrase “judgment under uncertainty,”
  • Defend the use of stories for risk communicating risk.
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Course content

    • Introduction
    • Risk Perceptions
    • Techniques and Strategies
    • Quiz