Why Are We Optimistically Biased About Our Risks_ Applications to the Coronavirus Pandemic
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.
COVID-19, coronavirus, optimistic bias
Helweg-Larsen, Marie. "Why Are We Optimistically Biased About Our Risks_ Applications to the Coronavirus Pandemic." Ensemble video, 00:53:50. April 6, 2020.