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SAGE Handbook of Risk Communication

by Hyunyi Cho, Torsten Reimer and Katherine A McComas SAGE Publications, Inc
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The SAGE Handbook of Risk Communication offers practical insights alongside a foundational understanding of the psychological and sociological bases of risk perceptions that are necessary for effective risk communication. This handbook considers risk communication in all contexts and applications and mdash;interpersonal, group, and societal and mdash;offering a wider view of risk communication than volumes emphasizing crisis communication exclusively. Finally, the contributors emphasize the communication side of risk communication, explicating the content and channels of messages that can effectively communicate risk, not only for crisis situations but also for various risk situations in which informed decisions are critical. Editors Hyunyi Cho, Torsten Reimer, Katherine McComas have significantly contributed to the field of risk communication with this important reference work and mdash;a must-have for students, scholars, and risk and crisis communication professionals.

Goals and Challenges of Risk Communication - Hyunyi Cho, Torsten Reimer, and Katherine McComasPart I: Foundations of Risk CommunicationSection 1: Risk Perceptions of IndividualsChapter 1: Risk perception - Nicolai Bodemer and Wolfgang GaissmaierChapter 2: The Challenge of the Description-Experience Gap to the Communication of RisksChapter 3: The Feeling of Risk: Implications for Risk Perception and Communication - Stephan Dickert, Daniel Vastfjall, Robert Mauro, and Paul SlovicSection 2: Risk as Social ConstructionChapter 4: Social Construction of Risk - Adam BurgessChapter 5: The Role of News Media in the Social Amplification of Risk - Andrew R. Binder, Michael A. Cacciatore, Dietram Scheufele, and Dominique BrossardChapter 6: Rhetoric of Risk - Robin JensenPart II: Audiences, Messages, and Media of Risk CommunicationSection 1: Frameworks of Risk CommunicationChapter 7: Risk Information Seeking and Processing Model - Sharon Dunwoody and Robert GriffinChapter 8: Societal Risk Reduction Motivation Model - Hyunyi Cho and Kai KuangSection 2: Audiences of Risk CommunicationChapter 9: The Role Of Numeracy in Risk Communication - Priscila Brust-Renck, Valerie F. Reyna, Jonathan C. Corbin, Caisa E. Royer, and Rebecca B. WeldonChapter 10: Edgework in Risk Communication - Stephen Lyng, Thomas Workman, and George MorrisSection 3: Risk Communication MessagesChapter 11: Numeric Communication of Risk - Torsten Reimer, Christina Jones, and Christine SkubiszChapter 12: Narrative Communication of Risk - Hyunyi Cho and Lorin FrileyChapter 13: Visual Messages and Risk Communication - Andrew KingSection 4: Risk Communication and the MediaChapter 14: Media Portrayal of Risk: The Social Production of News - Susanna PriestChapter 15: Framing, the Media, and Risk Communication in Policy Debates - Matthew NisbetChapter 16: Social Media and Risk Communication - Steve Rains, Steven R. Brunner, and Kyle OmanPart III: Contexts of Risk CommunicationSection 1: Interpersonal Contexts of Risk CommunicationChapter 17: Risk Communication in Provider-Patient Interactions - Carma Bylund, Erin Maloney, and Emily B. PetersonChapter 18: Informed Consent - Janet YangSection 2: Organizational Contexts of Risk CommunicationChapter 19: Risk Communication in Groups - Tillman Russell and Torsten ReimerChapter 20: Crisis Communication - Timothy SellnowSection 3: Risk Communication in the Public SphereChapter 21: Social Movements and Risk Communication - Hilary Boudet and Shannon BellChapter 22: Public Engagement in Risk-Related Decision Making - John C. Besley

Hyunyi Cho is a Professor of Communication at Purdue University. Her program of research focuses on risk communication and health communication. Current research investigates effects of communication on judgments and actions relevant to environmental risk and health risk and the role of messages and the media in social change and behavior change processes. Torsten Reimer is an Associate Professor of Communication and Psychology at Purdue University. His research focuses on the role of communication in decision making. His research program has the overarching goal to explore how communication principles facilitate decision making by guiding information processing and reducing information overload. Katherine McComas is a Professor of Communication at Cornell University. Her research program examines how people communicate about health, science, and environmental risks. Current projects examine ways to develop risk messages about infectious and zoonotic disease that promote awareness of the interconnectedness of public, animal, and environmental health.