Confidence in Absolute Perceptions of Risk

Co-author(s): Christin Schulze, Torsten Martiny-Huenger

Faced with uncertainty and risk, people must form and maintain confidence about the accuracy of their decisions in order to act. Our experimental findings indicate that confidence increases as the perceived safety or danger of avalanche terrain becomes more extreme. In addition, the degree of (dis)liking the backcountry scenario magnifies confidence in extreme judgments. These findings have implications for understanding behaviour in avalanche terrain.


This presentation will be live:

Monday October 5 (14:00 – 15:30 MDT), Tuesday October 6 (06:15 – 07:45 MDT)
I am presenting 2 posters at VSSW 2020 so must jump between meetings during the interactive poster sessions. Monday, 5 October: I will hold a live session from 14:45 to 15:30 (MDT). Tuesday, 6 October: I will hold a live session from 07:00 to 07:45 (MDT).