Authors:Christian Nyemcsok, Samantha L. Thomas, Amy Bestman, Hannah Pitt, Mike Daube, and Rebecca Cassidy
). This is an important point, given new marketing environments for gambling, which researchers argue may create a perception among young people that gambling is associated with limited risk ( Pitt, Thomas, Bestman, Stoneham, et al., 2016 ).
Authors:Zu Wei Zhai, Rani A. Hoff, Caitlin F. Magruder, Marvin A. Steinberg, Jeremy Wampler, Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, and Marc N. Potenza
-carrying would have more permissive gambling perceptions and view problem gambling preventions as less important; and the relationship between problem gambling severity and health/functioning and gambling characteristics would differ between weapon-carrying and
Previous research on risk perception suggests that levels of education and information influence concerns over the effects
of new technology. This article reports analysis of the impact of several cognitive factors (including education and knowledge)
on the perception of risks attributed to applications of modern biotechnology (based on genetic engineering) to food production
and agriculture. Using data from a 1992 US-nationwide telephone survey the statistical research identifies those cognitive
factors that significantly influence risk perceptions. Additionally, the study reveals those potential influences that, despite
their prominence in political and popular debates on risk communication and science education, do not determine the perception
of risks on biotechnology in any significant manner.