Optimistically biased colon cancer risks: motivational causes and consequences

Marco DaCosta DiBonaventura
Colon cancer is the third leading type of cancer, accounting for 10% of cancer deaths for both men and women (ACS, 2005). Because colon cancer is caused by behavioral factors as well as environmental ones, this hazard represents an important opportunity for psychological investigation. This dissertation examined the influence of risk perceptions (and risk perception biases) on intentions for preventive behaviors. Specifically, this dissertation compared group-level and individual-level optimistic biases and also examined risk attribution...
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