Psychology of Safety and Risk

Griffith University Learning Lab and The Centre for Leadership and Learning In Risk Present – Two Day Social Psychology of Risk Workshop 10th and 11th April 2017 Only two weeks till the first Introductory Workshop in the Social Psychology of Risk to be held at Griffith University Safety Science Learning Lab. The guest presenter is Dr Robert ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Abduction in Risk and Safety We all should know about induction and deduction but what do we know about abduction? Safety has a long tradition of deduction (not always that good), some reasonable history in induction (albeit, the wrong rite of passage to the wrong mentalitie) and virtually no one in safety speaks of abduction (the ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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The Centre for Leadership and Learning in Risk (CLLR) logoSocial Psychology of Risk Two Day Workshop Griffith University Learning Lab in collaboration with the Safety Science Innovation Lab Presenter Dr Robert Long 10,11 April 2017 Dr Long is presenting a two day workshop on the Social Psychology of Risk in collaboration with the Safety Science Innovation Lab at Griffith University (https://www.griffith.edu.au/humanities-languages/safety-science-innovation-lab ). The two day workshop on 10,11 April ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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New Video Explains Cognitive Dissonance and Safety Rob has been requested a number of times to explain cognitive dissonance and so has made a brief video for this purpose: https://vimeo.com/202589604 You can also read a blog about cognitive dissonance here: https://safetyrisk.net/risk-and-safety-starts-with-being/ Cognitive Didssonance from Human Dymensions on Vimeo. ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Human Dymensions Feb17 Newsletter and Competition Understanding Emergence The idea that organisations ‘drift’ into failure is not the language I would use to explain why things go wrong in organisations. Neither do I use the language or discourse of ‘human error’ or ‘human factors’ in explaining how humans in organizing tackle risk. The coupling of ‘drift’ and ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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A Great Comparison of Risk and Safety Schools of Thought If you are struggling to get your head around the Social Psychology of Risk and Safety or wondering why your compliance, BBS or zero harm based programs are having the opposite effect from what your intended then here is a really useful comparison tool by Dr ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>

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Understanding The Social Psychology of Risk And Safety

by Dr Rob Long
Understanding The Social Psychology of Risk And Safety The article is a bit longer than usual and if you would prefer to download a copy for future reference then you can  DOWNLOAD HERE:  In response to a number of emails I have received and conversations I’ve been having (and sadly some very ignorant comments posted on LinkedIn) ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Humanising Workplace Health and Safety Management

by Dave Collins
Humanising Workplace Health and Safety Management Well who would have thought……….Safe Work Australia invited Dr Rob Long to take part in this ‘radical’ safety seminar – I am sure it would have created a good deal of cognitive dissonance for some of their regular listeners!! Summary of the seminar, in their words: Social psychologist Dr ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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It Takes Two to Tango–Reflections on Safe Behaviour

by Dr Rob Long
It Takes Two to Tango – Reflections on Safe Behaviour It is rare that a book comes out in the risk and safety sector when I wish I had written under such an excellent title. Usually, risk and safety books carry titles about error, compliance and management but not this book by Michael Kruger. Kruger has ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Risk and Safety Starts with Being?

by Dr Rob Long
********If you are interested in knowing more about the Social Psychology of Risk then a one-off workshop is available this week in Sydney: http://cllr.com.au/product/an-introduction-to-the-social-psychology-of-risk-unit-1/****** Risk and Safety Starts with Being? The key to sensemaking is not the question why but the question who. The question why looks for reasons, the question what looks for objects, the question ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Semiotics and Unconscious Communication in Safety

by Dave Collins
Semiotics and Unconscious Communication in Safety Some really interesting recent articles by Hayden Collins – http://riskintelligent.com.au/. One of his previous posts, How Semiotics Affects The Return To Work Process, generated some great discussion. The Semiotics of the RTW Industry FIRST PUBLISHED HERE The current approach to rehabilitation and return to work is based on the reductionist medical model ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Social Psychology of Risk Workshop-Sydney

by Dave Collins
Social Psychology of Risk Workshop – Sydney DATE: 8,9,10 February 2017 LOCATION: King Cross, Sydney, Australia, Wayside Chapel DOWNLOAD THE FLYER:  About the Workshop: Dr Rob Long and associates provide an engaging and interactive hands-on workshop with challenging new ideas about the psychology of culture and risk. New and interesting approaches to leadership thinking are discussed and practiced. The ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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The Safety Spoilsport

by Dr Rob Long
The Safety Spoilsport One of the things we hated as kids was the ‘spoilsport’, the one who wouldn’t ‘play’ in the spirit of the game. Indeed, spoilsports were the ones who hated play full stop. Play is an essential part of learning. Play recognises the uncertain in learning and doesn’t stress about not knowing the outcome. Play ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Toward Zero, A Failed Goal

by Dr Rob Long
Toward Zero, A Failed Goal Generally when people set goals that fail, they reassess their goal and reframe the goal and seek a goal that is achievable and sense-able. This is the logic of SMART goals (https://safetyrisk.net/understanding-safety-goals/, https://safetyrisk.net/a-better-safety-goal-than-zero-harm/, https://safetyrisk.net/zero-incident-goals-motivate-risk-taking/ ). Generally, people who set goals consider the psychological by-products of that goal, to make sure that ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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Risk Intelligence, Thinking and Decision Making

by Dr Rob Long
Risk Intelligence, Thinking and Decision Making A recent article by Dylan Evans (Risk Intelligence) in October 2016 rightly challenges the construct of Kahneman (Thinking fast and Slow). Evans states: ‘This is fine as far as it goes, but it leaves a crucial third kind of thinking out of the picture. This is the meditative, creative mode of ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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The Fear of Power and the Power of Fear

by Dr Rob Long
The Fear of Power and the Power of Fear One of the clear messages in the Netflix series House of Cards is the Fear of Power and the Power of Fear. The House of Cards series exemplifies what happens when one makes power the frame for exchange. The idea that coercion, compliance, power and fear are ...… Enjoy the rest of the article >>>>>
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