November 18, 2020
Join us for a special webinar with Marie Helweg-Larsen, professor of psychology at Dickinson.
We humans are not good at assessing our own risks. This is a problem, because our risk assessment predicts our preventive behavior. For example, smokers who think it is not that dangerous to smoke are less interested in quitting, and people who think that COVID-19 is not a big deal are less likely to socially distance. In this presentation, Professor Helweg-Larsen will use well-documented psychological concepts to explain why we misjudge our risks. These concepts include optimistic bias, the affect heuristic, confirmation bias, perceived control and personal experience. Please register by Tuesday, Nov. 17. A Zoom link will be shared with registrants the day of the event.