Risks, real and imagined

In a recent article in Nature Aging, Dan Schacter and I comment on a new imagination-based intervention for communicating viral risk information to older adults.

Abstract: Older adults are at high risk of suffering debilitating health effects from COVID-19. Effective communication of associated risks is therefore paramount. A new study finds that imagining a personalized disease transmission event amplifies perceived risk and bolsters risk-related information seeking in older age.

You can read the Sinclair et al., article here. And you can find our commentary article here.