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Exceptions to the Rule

Karen A. Cerulo

in Never Saw It Coming: Cultural Challenges to Envisioning the Worst

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226100326
eISBN:
9780226100296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100296.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses the concept of the so-called negative asymmetry, the tendency to focus on worst-case scenarios. It identifies medical practitioners and computer information technicians as ... More


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