Research Scientists

Paul Slovic, Ph.D.

, a founder and President of Decision Research, studies human judgment, decision making, and risk analysis. He and his colleagues worldwide have developed methods to describe risk perceptions and measure their impacts on individuals, industry, and society. He publishes extensively and serves as a consultant to industry and government. Dr. Slovic is a past President of the Society for Risk Analysis and in 1991 received its Distinguished Contribution Award. In 1993 he received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association. In 1995 he received the Outstanding Contribution to Science Award from the Oregon Academy of Science. He has received honorary doctorates from the Stockholm School of Economics (1996) and the University of East Anglia (2005).

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Dr. Slovic's article, "'If I Look at the Mass I Will Never Act": Psychic Numbing and Genocide," is available on-line here.

More publications, presentations, and media coverage regarding our work on mass suffering, psychic numbing, and Darfur is available here.


"A Walk Through Risk," filmed March 4, 2002, is a 25-minute, two-part video featuring Paul Slovic as he presents Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's "Risk" exhibit.


Slovic, P. (1977). Empirical study of training and performance in the marathon. Research Quarterly, 48, 769-777.
Reprinted with permission from Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Vol. 48, No. 4, 769-777, Copyright (1977) by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191.


Here is a report and its accompanying handout that I have received several requests for over the years:

Slovic, P. (1973, May). Behavioral problems of adhering to a decision policy. Paper presented at the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance, Napa, CA.

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Slovic, P. (1973, May). Behavioral problems of adhering to a decision policy [Handout]. Presented at the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance, Napa, CA.

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See photos of Amos Tversky, Howard Kunreuther, and Paul's Swiss adventure in the Amos Tversky Photos Archive

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