Author: Michelle Boulton, Managing editor, CRPA Bulletin

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Let’s Be Clear: Overcoming the Negativity Bias

The Let’s Be Clear series provides practical advice to help Bulletin readers write with more confidence. In this article, we’re talking about our built-in negativity bias and suggesting some ways to overcome it in writing.


Let’s Be Clear—Practical Advice to Help Scientists Write with Confidence

In his November 2019 President’s Message, Ed Waller said radiation safety professionals “are good at understanding the technical side of radiation exposure, statistics, and uncertainty, but . . . are often not good at translating these important technical concepts into readily digestible (yet accurate) explanations for the non-technical expert.”