Why Are We Optimistically Biased About Our Risks_ Applications to the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Why Are We Optimistically Biased About Our Risks_ Applications to the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Description

The optimistic bias (thinking you are less at risk than other people) is well documented. This talk will explain why it is so pervasive and how it can help us understand complacency in following coronavirus precautionary behaviors.

This event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues.

Publication Date

4-6-2020

Department

Psychology

Keywords

COVID-19, coronavirus, optimistic bias

Disciplines

Psychology

Why Are We Optimistically Biased About Our Risks_ Applications to the Coronavirus Pandemic
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