The language used to formulate risk judgments and its influence on the cognitive processes of decision making has pragmatic implications for the effectiveness of avalanche safety strategies. Phrasing a risk judgment in terms of how safe the slope is (vs. how dangerous it is) resulted in lower judged safety values and a lower likelihood of skiing the slope. Our experimental findings highlight a promising direction for the strategic application of question framing for increased avalanche safety.
Should I Judge Safety or Danger? Perceived Risk in Avalanche Terrain Depends on the Question Frame
Co-author(s): Christin Schulze, Markus Landrø, Jordy Hendrikx, Audun Hetland
This presentation will be live:
Monday October 5 (14:00 – 15:30 MDT), Tuesday October 6 (06:15 – 07:45 MDT)
Monday, 5 October: Markus Landrø and I (Matthew) will be available for the entire live session to discuss our research and its implications. Tuesday, 6 October: I will be available from 06:15 to 07:00 (MDT) to discuss our research, after which I must end the session to present another poster at VSSW 2020. A brief summary of recommendations and possible applications of our research findings is available at https://osf.io/g9drp/.