A group size effect on personal risk judgments: implications for unrealistic optimism.

@article{Price2001AGS,
  title={A group size effect on personal risk judgments: implications for unrealistic optimism.},
  author={Paul Christopher Price},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2001},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={
          578-86
        }
}
In Experiments 1 and 2, college students (N = 32 and N = 18, respectively) read heart attack risk profiles (i.e., lists of risk factors) for each of several employees at a series of fictional companies and judged the heart attack risk of the typical employee at each company. In both experiments, subjects' risk judgments increased as a function of the number of employees at the companies. In Experiments 3A and 3B, college students (N = 56 and N = 33, respectively) judged the heart attack risk of… CONTINUE READING
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