Can you catch Ebola from a stork bite? Inductive reasoning influences generalization of perceived zoonosis risk.
PLoS One 2017 8;12(11):e0186969. Epub 2017 Nov 8.
Department of Psychological Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, United States of America.
Emerging zoonoses are a prominent global health threat. Human beliefs are central to drivers of emerging zoonoses, yet little is known about how people make inferences about risk in such scenarios. We present an inductive account of zoonosis risk perception, suggesting that beliefs about the range of animals able to transmit diseases to each other influence how people generalize risks to other animals and health behaviors. Read More