The third edition of a bestseller, Human Safety and Risk Management: A Psychological Perspective incorporates a decade of new research and development to provide you with a comprehensive and contemporary guide to the psychology of risk and workplace safety. A major enhancement is reflected in the new subtitle for the book, A Psychological Perspective, which highlights both the expertise of the authors and also confirms the predominantly psychological orientation of the revised text.
New in the Third Edition:
- State-of-the-art theory reviews, research findings, and practical applications
- New chapter on impact that sensor technologies have on approaches to safety and risk in contemporary society
- Enhanced chapters on key issues around sensing danger, risk perception, error detection, safety culture, risk management, leadership, teams, and stress management
This book discusses how people perceive and manage risks and how to make the workplace a safer place. It examines the influence of individual factors on safety, as well as team and organizational factors at work, from a psychological perspective. It also highlights changes in safety due to the changing workplace, globalization, and managing employees’ safety and health beyond the workplace — a challenge that many organizations have yet to address. Reflecting current scientific research across a range of disciplines as it applies to human safety and risk management, this book helps you meet the challenges posed by the rapidly evolving workplace.
"Glendon and Clarke have done it again—a wonderfully contemporary update of their classic book on Human Safety and Risk Management, originally published in 1995. The past two decades have seen many new discoveries in the science of psychology, ergonomics and human factors which have been expertly captured in this new textbook Offering such a complete and joined-up analysis is refreshing and a definite strength of the work. The book really does have a completely new feel as it has benefitted from a full re-write by the two exceedingly well informed and renowned authors. This will be the new go-to book on Human Safety and Risk Management for both researchers and practitioners for many years to come. It is a new classic from a stable with an excellent pedigree."
—Professor Neville A Stanton, University of Southampton, UK
"Glendon and Clarke’s book offers a cutting edge holistic approach to the study of human safety and risk management. Although the goal of the text is to provide a psychological perspective, it does much more than that! By smoothly integrating the latest research from neuroscience, cognitive science, occupational health psychology, evolutionary science, and more, they advance transdisciplinary insights into how best to maximize human safety. Their multidisciplinary approach also allows the reader to gain a greater (and more accurate) appreciation of the myriad multilevel and contextual factors influencing human safety and the management of risk."
— Tahira Probst, Washington State University Vancouver
"In this authoritative book, Glendon and Clark succeed in bringing together a vast array of knowledge on the psychological aspects of safety and risk, backed up by the latest research citations. This third edition, while retaining some material from the second edition, takes a ‘quantum leap’ in its greatly expanded content and its broad spectrum multi-level integrative approach. The integration of three key themes (neural substrate, evolution and organizational complexity) and their many components (some familiar, some less so) marks this book as unique in current reference texts on the complex area of human sense-making, reasoning and behaviour in relation to safety and risk."
— Professor Alan Waring, School of Business Administration, European University, Cyprus