Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response

Volume 11, Issue 2, June 2021, Pages 87 - 90

Risk Perception Biases and the Resilience of Ethics for Complying with COVID-19-Pandemic-Related Safety Measures

Authors
Bako Rajaonah1, *, ORCID, Enrico Zio2, 3, ORCID
1Laboratory of Industrial and Human Automation Control, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science (LAMIH UMR CNRS 8201), Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, Valenciennes F-59313, France
2Centre de Recherche sur les Risques et les Crises, MINES ParisTech/PSL Université Paris, Sophia Antipolis, France
3Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
*Corresponding author. Email: bako.rajaonah@uphf.fr
Corresponding Author
Bako Rajaonah
Received 30 November 2020, Accepted 6 July 2021, Available Online 14 July 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.k.210707.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Risk perception, resilience, ethics, mental models of risk, trust, COVID-19
Abstract

This perspective paper presents factors that bias COVID-19-related risk judgments and risk decisions, such as cognitive biases, affect heuristics, mental models of risk and trust. The goal is to gain knowledge about the difficulty of risk communication in inducing attitudinal and behavioral changes regarding protective measures. Talking about morality and ethics appears to be less obsolete and more necessary than ever; it could even be seen as a ‘spare tire’ after one and a half years of risk communication and almost 4 million deaths. Perhaps it is time to think in terms of resilience at all levels, from the citizen of humanity to the highest institutions.

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Journal
Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response
Volume-Issue
11 - 2
Pages
87 - 90
Publication Date
2021/07
ISSN (Online)
2210-8505
ISSN (Print)
2210-8491
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jracr.k.210707.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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