Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Title: Knowing Much While Knowing Nothing: Perceptions and Misperceptions about Nanomaterials
Authors: Palma-Oliveira, José Manuel
Gaspar, Rui
Luís, Sílvia
Vieira, Mariana
Keywords: Risk communication
Risk Perception
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Palma-Oliveira, José Manuel; Gaspar, Rui; Luís, Sílvia; Vieira, Mariana. Knowing Much While Knowing Nothing: Perceptions and Misperceptions about Nanomaterials, In Nanomaterials: Risks and Benefits , 437-463, ISBN: 978-1-4020-9491-0. Netherlands: Springer, 2009.
Abstract: Nanomaterials are not technological newcomers. However the use of an integrative concept to describe the diverse and complex array of these very small products is new. This chapter aims to describe some of the attitudes and risk perception studies about these materials. Furthermore it will be presented an empirical research where we will introduce some of the psychological factors that could help in understanding the psychometrics of the nanomaterials risk perception. One could conclude that despite the agreement that there is a widespread lack of knowledge, people can still apply attitudes and deduce a risk perception estimate that differs essentially according to the application domains. Furthermore risk perception about nanomaterials can be easily modified if some new negative phenomena arrive. In this context the design of a good risk communication strategy is particularly important especially because according to many studies and the one to be presented, the nano experts have difficulty
ISBN: 978-1-4020-9491-0
Type: article
Appears in Collections:PSI - Publicações - Capítulos de Livros

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
2009_Palma-Oliveira, Gaspar de Carvalho, Luis &Vieira.pdf1.09 MBAdobe PDFView/OpenRestrict Access. You can Request a copy!
FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInDiggGoogle BookmarksMySpaceOrkut
Formato BibTex mendeley Endnote Logotipo do DeGóis 

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Dspace Dspace
DSpace Software, version 1.6.2 Copyright © 2002-2008 MIT and Hewlett-Packard - Feedback
UEvora B-On Curriculum DeGois