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By Andrea Bieberstein

Concern approximately meals hazards is frequent. shoppers, in spite of the fact that, are came across to vary by way of how they review those dangers. the most famous findings during this regard is the variations among men and women. Many reviews document that males are much less nervous approximately environmental and technological dangers than girls, that's additionally the case for foodstuff hazards. while it really is criticized that those alterations are usually exaggerated, similarities neglected, and systematic investigations are missing. Andrea Bieberstein provides a entire assessment of theoretical techniques to hazard notion and empirical paintings that has been performed within the box of chance belief learn. moreover, she presents a scientific research of the way nutrients hazards are developed for girls and males through uncovering the meanings by way of institutions, emotions, and values that they connect to varied foodstuff dangers. this permits a deeper knowing of the gender changes in threat notion by way of their relevance and meaning.

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For instance, a person might be an egalitarian in one sub-domain but a fatalist in another sub-domain (Knox, 2000; Rayner, 1992). Thus socio-cultural approaches focus on the individual’s perception in cultural contexts. ” (Zinn, 2006b) Socio-cultural research into risk perception is mainly focused on an individual’s perception of risks and how it is managed in cultural contexts. Empirical research based on sociocultural approaches to risk that tries to understand individual differences in risk perception considers the role of personal values and worldviews, the role of religiosity or spiritual beliefs as important predictors in risk perception.

Slovic, Fischhoff and Lichtenstein (1982) report that in the early years of recombinant DNA research, the communication of unlikely risks such as contamination with developed creatures led people to overestimate this risk. Moreover, in a study by Lichtenstein et al. (1978), they found a 37 tendency of respondents to overestimate rare causes of death and underestimate common lethal risks. They further revealed that the hazards that were overestimated were often spectacular, while those that were underestimated were rather common and generally not fatal.

Thus socio-cultural approaches focus on the individual’s perception in cultural contexts. ” (Zinn, 2006b) Socio-cultural research into risk perception is mainly focused on an individual’s perception of risks and how it is managed in cultural contexts. Empirical research based on sociocultural approaches to risk that tries to understand individual differences in risk perception considers the role of personal values and worldviews, the role of religiosity or spiritual beliefs as important predictors in risk perception.

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