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Cultural Cognition of Nanotechnology (and a Variety of Other) Risks
Monday, February 23, 2009
1605 Elings Hall
The cultural cognition of risk refers to the tendency ofindividuals to conform their perceptions of the risks of putativelydangerous activities to their cultural evaluations of those activities.I will describe the theory behind cultural cognition and the methodsresearchers affiliated with the Cultural Cognition Project have used totest it. Findings relating to perceptions of nanotechnology risks will beprominently featured.