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Psychologists' study on how to communicate on the theme of nuclear waste

Abstract

In 1998, EDF organized a study on how to communicate on the theme of nuclear waste to help understand why communication on this theme seems to be stuck. This study has involved many psychotherapists, psychologists and physicians from different schools of thought. Afterwards a team of internal and external consultants continued the work in 1999 and explored 'the hidden aspects' of the communication that is made on nuclear waste. What are those aspects? What has to be taken into account in such a communication on a theme that is 'absorbing', 'strong', 'invisible'? How to build a more efficient and relevant communication towards the public and the ecologists? How to build a communication which opens up a dialogue and mutual understanding? The first part of this qualitative study has been devoted to interviewing the psychotherapists in a non directive way on what are the representations and beliefs about waste in general, then about nuclear waste. The second part was centered on their reactions to a pamphlet 'Nuclear waste in questions' and a video document (of a presentation of a paper given on the subject). This presentation describes the findings of this study.
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2000
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-XA-C-015
Resource Relation:
Conference: ENS PIME 2000: 12. international workshop on nuclear public information in practice, Ljubljana (Slovenia), 13-16 Feb 2000; Other Information: PBD: 2000; Related Information: In: ENS PIME 2000: 12th international workshop on nuclear public information in practice. Transactions: Case studies, discussion documents, posters, videos, 206 pages.
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ATTITUDES; ECOLOGY; ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE; ETHICAL ASPECTS; PUBLIC ANXIETY; PUBLIC OPINION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT; SPENT FUEL STORAGE
OSTI ID:
20585484
Research Organizations:
European Nuclear Society (ENS), Bern (Switzerland)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA04C1261034514
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 53-57
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Guilloux, Christine. Psychologists' study on how to communicate on the theme of nuclear waste. IAEA: N. p., 2000. Web.
Guilloux, Christine. Psychologists' study on how to communicate on the theme of nuclear waste. IAEA.
Guilloux, Christine. 2000. "Psychologists' study on how to communicate on the theme of nuclear waste." IAEA.
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title = {Psychologists' study on how to communicate on the theme of nuclear waste}
author = {Guilloux, Christine}
abstractNote = {In 1998, EDF organized a study on how to communicate on the theme of nuclear waste to help understand why communication on this theme seems to be stuck. This study has involved many psychotherapists, psychologists and physicians from different schools of thought. Afterwards a team of internal and external consultants continued the work in 1999 and explored 'the hidden aspects' of the communication that is made on nuclear waste. What are those aspects? What has to be taken into account in such a communication on a theme that is 'absorbing', 'strong', 'invisible'? How to build a more efficient and relevant communication towards the public and the ecologists? How to build a communication which opens up a dialogue and mutual understanding? The first part of this qualitative study has been devoted to interviewing the psychotherapists in a non directive way on what are the representations and beliefs about waste in general, then about nuclear waste. The second part was centered on their reactions to a pamphlet 'Nuclear waste in questions' and a video document (of a presentation of a paper given on the subject). This presentation describes the findings of this study.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2000}
month = {Jul}
}