Human Behavior November 19, 2022

Worldview Shaped by Media

Worldview Shaped by Media

Most of us believe that the risk of terrorist attacks is larger than, say, motor accidents, although the former count is minuscule in comparison to the latter.

Terrorism makes more engaging headlines than motor accidents. Editors analyze our reactions to news and curate stories that are intringuing to us.

Because we heard terrorist news more often than motor accident news, we are prone to overestimating the risk of terrorism, without consulting statistics.

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