UBC-DIBS Behavioural Insights Seminar
Friday, Sept. 9, 10-11am PT
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Risky but Alluring:
Severe COVID-19 Pandemic Influence Increases Risk Taking
Professor of Marketing, University of Toronto Rotman School of Management,
& Co-Founder of Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR)
We examined how the COVID-19 influenced people’s general risk attitude in their daily lives. Across four studies, individuals who were severely affected by the pandemic showed higher risk taking toward a variety of risky activities. We attributed this to elevated boredom levels and increased perceived benefits from taking risks. Our findings shed light on the psychological consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, decision under risk, the role of perceived benefits of risk taking, and effective policy interventions.
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