Reflection on and with Risk Emotions
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This chapter explores the methods that can be effective in critically reflecting on emotional responses to risk. Emotional responses to risk can be directed at 'factual' aspects as well as at moral aspects of risks. People's fear of flying might lead them to wrongly perceive the purely quantitative level of risk. The chapter discusses different aspects of uncertainty-related anxiety, such as the aforementioned ethical aspects of risk and how they may figure in perceived uncertainty and concomitant anxiety. It discusses three major areas in which fear related to uncertainty can occur, such as, health risks, voluntarily invoked life-goal risks, and technological risks. The common factor among the three types of risk is that they are characterized by an experienced and factual lack of control. However, one difference between them is the even more involuntary nature of health risks versus the human-induced, and in that sense, avoidable, risks of technology.