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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Psychology D-index 131 Citations 158,486 318 World Ranking 76 National Ranking 47
Best Scientists D-index 156 Citations 184,856 519 World Ranking 954 National Ranking 597

Research.com Recognitions

Awards & Achievements

2022 - Research.com Best Scientist Award

2016 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

2015 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1993 - APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychology, American Psychological Association

1986 - Fellow of John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

1984 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

1982 - Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Law
  • Social psychology
  • Statistics

His main research concerns Risk perception, Social psychology, Risk assessment, Cognition and Affect heuristic. His Risk perception study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Risk analysis, Suicide prevention, Risk management and Public relations. Many of his research projects under Social psychology are closely connected to Time pressure with Time pressure, tying the diverse disciplines of science together.

He has researched Risk assessment in several fields, including Voluntariness, Actuarial science, Public participation, Human factors and ergonomics and Taste. His Cognition study incorporates themes from Attribution, Causality, Positive economics, Information processing and Commensurability. His studies deal with areas such as Feeling and Affect as well as Affect heuristic.

His most cited work include:

  • Perception of risk. (6257 citations)
  • Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases. (5762 citations)
  • Judgment under uncertainty: Causality and attribution (4567 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Paul Slovic focuses on Risk perception, Social psychology, Perception, Affect and Risk assessment. His study in Risk perception is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Risk analysis, Actuarial science, Risk management and Public relations. The Social psychology study combines topics in areas such as Cultural cognition, Cognition, Rationality and Information processing.

His research on Cognition often connects related areas such as Cognitive psychology. His Risk assessment research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Risk analysis, Public opinion and Environmental health. In most of his Feeling studies, his work intersects topics such as Meaning.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Risk perception (35.89%)
  • Social psychology (36.32%)
  • Perception (14.22%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2015-2021)?

  • Social psychology (36.32%)
  • Risk perception (35.89%)
  • Affect (13.79%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary areas of study are Social psychology, Risk perception, Affect, Compassion and Cognitive psychology. His Social psychology research integrates issues from Developmental psychology, Phenomenon, Regret and Donation. In the field of Risk perception, his study on Affect heuristic overlaps with subjects such as Perspective.

The various areas that Paul Slovic examines in his Affect heuristic study include Feeling and Valuation. He interconnects Rationality, Multiple-criteria decision analysis, Journalism, Framing and Mass violence in the investigation of issues within Affect. His research in Cognitive psychology intersects with topics in Scientific evidence, Representation, Cognition and Mood.

Between 2015 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Motivated numeracy and enlightened self-government (189 citations)
  • Changing Perceptions of Harm of E-Cigarettes Among U.S. Adults, 2012-2015. (98 citations)
  • Iconic photographs and the ebb and flow of empathic response to humanitarian disasters (63 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Law
  • Social psychology
  • Statistics

Paul Slovic spends much of his time researching Social psychology, Affect, Public health, Cognition and Odds. His study in Social psychology focuses on Feeling in particular. His Affect study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Experiential learning, Representation, Preference and Mood.

His work in Public health tackles topics such as Environmental health which are related to areas like Risk assessment, Structural equation modeling, Biostatistics, Tobacco industry and Young adult. Paul Slovic has researched Cognition in several fields, including Causal inference, Public policy and Cultural conflict. He incorporates a variety of subjects into his writings, including Odds, News media, Race and Risk perception.

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Best Publications

Perception of risk.

Paul Slovic.
Science (1987)

11246 Citations

Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases.

Glenn R. Shafer;Daniel Kahnerman;Paul Slovic;Amos Tversky.
Journal of the American Statistical Association (1984)

9484 Citations

The psychometric study of risk perception

Paul Slovic;Baruch Fischhoff;Sarah Lichtenstein.
(1986)

8519 Citations

Judgment under uncertainty: List of contributors

Daniel Kahneman;Paul Slovic;Amos Tversky.
(1982)

8166 Citations

Judgment under uncertainty: Causality and attribution

Daniel Kahneman;Paul Slovic;Amos Tversky.
(1982)

8151 Citations

Perception of Risk Posed by Extreme Events

Paul Slovic;Elke U. Weber.
Social Science Research Network (2013)

7920 Citations

Judgement under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases

Daniel Kahneman;Paul Slovic;Amos Tversky.
The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (1985)

5543 Citations

Judgement under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases

Elizabeth C. Hirschman;Daniel Kahneman;Paul Slovic;Amos Tversky.
Journal of Marketing Research (1983)

4921 Citations

Risk as Analysis and Risk as Feelings: Some Thoughts about Affect, Reason, Risk, and Rationality

Paul Slovic;Melissa L. Finucane;Ellen Peters;Donald G. MacGregor.
Risk Analysis (2004)

4022 Citations

The Social Amplification of Risk: A Conceptual Framework

Roger E. Kasperson;Ortwin Renn;Paul Slovic;Halina S. Brown.
Risk Analysis (1988)

3978 Citations

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