Intuitive Risk Perception


Approximately 60% of all deaths worldwide are attributable to diseases caused by behavior-related risk factors. In order to be motivated to take protective action, people first need to perceive a risk for their personal health. Recent models emphasize the critical role of emotional and intuitive processes for personal risk perception. In this project we employ neuroscientific methods allowing to assess how emotional and intuitive processes shape health risk perception.

  • Department of Psychology
Funding sources
Name Finanzierungstyp Kategorie Project no.
Exzellenzinitiative third-party funds research funding program 567/10
Further information
Period: 01.06.2010 – 31.12.2010