Emotion and reason in everyday risk perception

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Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 24 (2), 202-222, March 2011
http://hdl.handle.net/10230/1187
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dc.contributor.author Hogarth, Robin
dc.contributor.author Portell, Mariona
dc.contributor.author Cuxart, Anna
dc.contributor.author Kolev, Gueorgui I.
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.issued 2008-09-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 24 (2), 202-222, March 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/1187
dc.description.abstract Although research has documented the importance of emotion in risk perception, little is known about its prevalence in everyday life. Using the Experience Sampling Method, 94 part-time students were prompted at random – via cellular telephones – to report on mood state and three emotions and to assess risk on thirty occasions during their working hours. The emotions – valence, arousal, and dominance – were measured using self-assessment manikins (Bradley & Lang, 1994). Hierarchical linear models (HLM) revealed that mood state and emotions explained significant variance in risk perception. In addition, valence and arousal accounted for variance over and above “reason” (measured by severity and possibility of risks). Six risks were reassessed in a post-experimental session and found to be lower than their real-time counterparts. The study demonstrates the feasibility and value of collecting representative samples of data with simple technology. Evidence for the statistical consistency of the HLM estimates is provided in an Appendix.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 1108
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dc.title Emotion and reason in everyday risk perception
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2014-06-03T07:14:22Z
dc.subject.keyword Behavioral and Experimental Economics
dc.subject.keyword representative design
dc.subject.keyword experience sampling method
dc.subject.keyword risk perception; emotional reactions
dc.subject.keyword self-assessment manikins (sam)
dc.subject.keyword retrospective judgment
dc.subject.keyword multilevel analysis
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