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Title:Interpreting Uncertainty: Ambiguity Effects in the Evalution of Risk Information
Author(s):Kuhn, Kristine Marie
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Budescu, David V.
Department / Program:Psychology
Discipline:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Psychology, Cognitive
Abstract:In the second study, individual differences in context-specific attitudes were shown to moderate the influence of assessment uncertainty information on environmental risk perception. The presence or absence of assessment uncertainty information in hypothetical risk scenarios did not affect average levels of perceived risk, but, when asked to consider tradeoffs between risks and social/monetary benefits, the relation between environmental concern and perceived risk was strongly moderated by the type of assessment uncertainty information presented. Implications for risk polarization and conflict are discussed.
Issue Date:1997
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:110 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/82212
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9737170
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1997


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