The effects of expectation disconfirmation on appraisal, affect, and behavioral intentions.

@article{Sweeny2014TheEO,
  title={The effects of expectation disconfirmation on appraisal, affect, and behavioral intentions.},
  author={K. Sweeny and Amanda J Dillard},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  year={2014},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={
          711-20
        }
}
  • K. Sweeny, Amanda J Dillard
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
People's risk perceptions can have powerful effects on their outcomes, yet little is known about how people respond to risk information that disconfirms a prior expectation. We experimentally examined the affective, cognitive, and behavioral consequences of expectation disconfirmation in the context of risk perceptions. Participants were randomly assigned and then prompted toward either a high or low personal risk estimate regarding a fictitious health threat. All participants then received the… Expand
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