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Thornton Bradshaw Professor of Public Policy, Decision Science, and Management


Individual differences in uncertainty avoidance can predispose serenity or terror, tolerance or intolerance, and innovation or stagnation. We here define uncertainty avoidance and review key research findings on the topic.


DeWees, Bradley R., and Jennifer S. Lerner. "Uncertainty Avoidance." Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Ed. Virgil Zeigler-Hill,and Todd K. Shackelford. Springer, Cham, 2020, 5647-5652.