对风险的感知是一种评价，它是高度主观的定义行动类型的可能性，并确定与结果相关的关注。为了认识到风险，对相似度的评价是至关重要的。随之而来的是负面结果的影响。这是风险感知所需要的。风险感知超越了个人，认为它是文化和社会的建构，反映了价值观、历史、象征和意识形态(Jorion, 2010)。它遵循了特异性和人类社会存在的可变性，假设不应该在不同的语境中对相似同一性的工具进行评分和评分。Adams(1995)宣称，任何风险理论的出发点都是应该存在每个人都愿意承担风险。在20世纪60年代(Pennells et al.， 2014)的政策中，风险感知似乎是一种重要的概念。这被认为是公众对这项技术的反对的主要决定因素，最重要的是与核能技术有关，还有更多的例子。
The perception of risk is an assessment that is highly subjective of the likeliness of defined action type to occur and determination of concern associated with the consequences. In order to perceive the risk, evaluation of the likeliness is essential. This comes along with the impact that the negative outcome will cause. This is required for risk perception. The risk perception moves above the individual considering it to be a construct of culture and society in reflection of values, history, symbols and ideology (Jorion, 2010). It follows the specificity and human socially existence variability which the assumption should not be made that ratings and scored on instruments of similar identity possess the same meaning in varied contexts. It was claimed by Adams (1995) that the initiating point of any risk theory is that there should be presence of everyone’s will in taking the risks. It has appeared that the risk perception is present in the policies as a concept of importance in the years of 1960s (Pennells et al., 2014). This was implicated as a primary determinant of opposition from public towards the technology, most relevantly related to the technology of nuclear along with more examples.