Resistance of personal risk perceptions to debiasing interventions.

@article{Weinstein1995ResistanceOP,
  title={Resistance of personal risk perceptions to debiasing interventions.},
  author={Neil D. Weinstein and W M Klein},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={1995},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={
          132-40
        }
}
  • Neil D. Weinstein, W M Klein
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • The tendency to believe that one's own risk is less than that of others may reduce interest in health-protective behaviors. This article describes 4 attempts to reduce such optimistic biases. In Study 1, New Jersey residents (N = 222) were provided with lists of risk factors for several health problems. This manipulation was strengthened in Study 2 by presenting risk factors in such a way that participants (164 undergraduates) might see their own standing as inferior to that of others. In Study… CONTINUE READING

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