The article presents current social psychological models that analyze how risk is perceived, represented, and communicated. This article focuses upon the recent interpretations of risk responses offered by social representations theory and by identity process theory. It also describes the mental models approach to risk reactions in individuals and the social amplification of risk framework for examining societal effects of actual or anticipated hazardous events.
|Title of host publication||International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|