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Proposed model of the relationship of risk information seeking and processing to the development of preventive behaviors.
People who engage in more effortful information seeking and processing are more likely to develop risk-related cognitions, attitudes, and behaviors that are more stable (i.e., less changeable or volatile) over time. Expand
After the Flood
In an effort to understand what motivates people to attend to information about flood risks, this study applies the Risk Information Seeking and Processing model to explore how local residentsExpand
Information Sufficiency and Risk Communication
In an effort to better understand individuals' use of information in risky situations, in this article we propose a new variable, information sufficiency, as an important component of people'sExpand
User Control and Structural Isomorphism or Disorientation and Cognitive Load?
Findings suggest that cognitive load inhibits learning, whereas Web expertise facilitates it, and that a learning motivation tended to reduce learning. Expand
Seeking and Processing Information about Impersonal Risk
Attempts to model risk response tend to focus on risks that pose a direct personal threat. This study examined the applicability of one risk response model to impersonal risks—risks that threatenExpand
Linking the Heuristic-Systematic Model and Depth of Processing
This study found that deeper, more systematic processing of risk information is positively related to evaluation strength, attitude strength, and the number of strongly held behavioral beliefs actively considered by respondents when thinking about environmental hazards. Expand
Science-Media Interface
An international mail survey of 1,354 biomedical researchers in five countries has revealed that interaction with the media is widespread among this group and that this interaction is largelyExpand
Interactions with the Mass Media
A survey reveals that media contacts of scientists in top R&D countries are more frequent and smooth than was previously thought.
Linking Risk Messages to Information Seeking and Processing
In an effort to better understand the ways in which risk messages can indirectly affect risk-related behaviors, this review explores the links between such messages and information seeking andExpand