April 6, 2020
Prof. Helweg-Larsen to present her research on optimism bias and to help us understand complacency in following coronavirus precautionary behavior.
Marie Helweg-Larsen, Professor of psychology; Glen E. & Mary Line Todd Chair in the Social Sciences; Director, Norwich Sciences Program in England, 2019-21 (2002). The optimistic bias (thinking you are less at risk than other people) is well documented. This talk will explain why it is so pervasive and how it can help us understand complacency in following coronavirus precautionary behaviors. This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues. Please visit the website for the live stream link which will be available beginning at 11:50 a.m. on day of event.