Weinstein (1983)

IB Psychology: Weinstein (1983)

One of the key areas of research in health psychology is how our beliefs about health have an effect on our behaviour. In particular, our belief about the level of risk of a particular health problem has an effect on our preventive behaviours.Weinstein"s study looks at the role of optimism bias and students" perception of the risk of different health problems. It may be used to answer a question on health beliefs or...

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