Optimism bias is less present in victims of nuclear accidents as well as those who are not at any risk of their consequences
Compared to victims of natural disasters, the optimism bias is less present in victims of nuclear accidents. In other words, the perceived risk of the future technological accidents increases dramatically after an accident and remain high for a longer period (Dolinski et al., 1987; Suls, et al., 2013; Yamamura, 2012). It has been demonstrated that nuclear accidents also affect the level of perceived risk in people who live far from the accident place and who are not in any risk of its consequences (Yamamura, 2012).
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Cultural Factors: Individual/collective memory
Disaster Phases: Prevention
Types of Actors Concerned: Non-active citizens