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Perceptions of human control over nature/events can be categorised within one of two belief system types: instrumental and ideational

30.09.2018


Events that provoke positive affect are perceived as more beneficial and safe, while events that are followed by negative affect are perceived as more risky

30.09.2018


Loss of confidence in civil authorities after man-made disasters

30.09.2018


The impact and consequences of man-made disasters as compared to natural hazards

30.09.2018


The most important cross-cultural factors influencing perceived seriousness (or magnitude) of risks

30.09.2018


The effect of immediate emotions on perceived risk

30.09.2018


Likeability of a stimulus/event lowers perceptions of risk linked to it

30.09.2018


The affect heuristic: the role of the affective states in risk perception

30.09.2018


The anchoring-and-adjustment bias: adjusting subsequent information in accordance with a so-called anchor

30.09.2018


The narrative bias: information obtained from others' personal experiences influences risk behaviour more than that presented as a formal description

30.09.2018


The representativeness bias: the tendency to judge events as more likely to happen because they look representative for the group they belong to

30.09.2018


Availability bias: recalling particular examples In judging the frequency of events

30.09.2018


Illusion of control: the tendency to overestimate the amount control they have over events

30.09.2018


Optimism bias: the tendency to overestimate the probability of positive events and underestimate that of negative ones

30.09.2018


Higher levels of perceived risk amongst older, less educated or lower-income individuals

30.09.2018


The effect of race and ethnicity on perception of risk

30.09.2018


The effect and origin of gender differences in perception of risk

30.09.2018


Prior negative experiences influence perceptions of future risks depending on the severity of personal consequences of the former

30.09.2018


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