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The effect on risk perception of increasing the cognitive availability of accident scenarios
Consistent biases in the perception of risk have been demonstrated by research. An imaging task was used in this study in an attempt to change those perceptions. The task consisted of sketching scenarios depicting an ...
Differential impact of causal and statistical evidence in counteracting belief perseverance: Changing prior beliefs about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Research on belief perseverance--the finding that people cling to initial beliefs to an unwarranted extent--has demonstrated that a belief persists to the extent that there are more explanations available to the believer ...