Perceived risk shapes human behavior but can be influenced

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Perceived risk shapes human behavior but can be influenced. / Vanmarcke, Hans; Hardeman, Frank (Peer reviewer).

Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming. Vol. 2 Brussel, Belgium, 2013. p. 139-144 (Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming; No. Vol. 38, N°2).

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Vanmarcke, H & Hardeman, F 2013, Perceived risk shapes human behavior but can be influenced. in Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming. vol. 2, Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming, no. Vol. 38, N°2, Brussel, Belgium, pp. 139-144, 50th anniversary of the Belgian Association for Radiological Protection, Brussels, Belgium, 2013-04-08.

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Vanmarcke, H., & Hardeman, F. (2013). Perceived risk shapes human behavior but can be influenced. In Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming (Vol. 2, pp. 139-144). (Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming; No. Vol. 38, N°2)..

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Vanmarcke H, Hardeman F. Perceived risk shapes human behavior but can be influenced. In Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming. Vol. 2. Brussel, Belgium. 2013. p. 139-144. (Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming; Vol. 38, N°2).

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Vanmarcke, Hans ; Hardeman, Frank. / Perceived risk shapes human behavior but can be influenced. Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming. Vol. 2 Brussel, Belgium, 2013. pp. 139-144 (Annalen van de Belgische Vereniging voor Stralingsbescherming; Vol. 38, N°2).

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