UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


Policy-Making Uncertainty

Uncertainty creates emotional conflict and significant difficulties for decision-makers in business and government. We are working with the Open Society -Counterpoint Bridges Project, which is designed to make policy makers more aware of the impact of complexity and uncertainty on their decisions and the potential limitations of many current approaches to risk. Globalisation has increased connectedness and complexity uncertainty. We plan historical and cross cultural studies to bring together what we know about the different ways societies cope and its consequences.