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Our Emotions Can Lead Us Astray When Assessing Risks, Says New CU-Boulder Study
September 22, 2009
If you find yourself more concerned about highly publicized dangers that grab your immediate attention, such as terrorist attacks, while forgetting about the more mundane threats, such as global warming, you're not alone.
University of Colorado at Boulder
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