Parents' heuristics for judging children's accident risk.

@article{Grling1989ParentsHF,
  title={Parents' heuristics for judging children's accident risk.},
  author={Anita G{\"a}rling},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of psychology},
  year={1989},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={134-45}
}
Heuristics parents use for judging the risk or likelihood of accidents to children were investigated. It was first hypothesized that the risk is judged on the basis of the number of personally experienced previous accidents or near-accidents which are recalled. Mothers, sampled from a general population, female undergraduates who had theoretical knowledge but little experience with children, and female students with both little theoretical knowledge and experience judged the risk that a child… CONTINUE READING

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