The role of moral heuristics in processing fragile and conflicting evidence concerning societal risks


Böhm, G., & Tanner, C. (2013). Risk perception. In L. Steg, A. E. van den Berg, & J. I. M. de Groot (Eds.), Environmental psychology: An introduction (pp. 15-25). New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

Bostrom, A., O’Connor, R. E., Böhm, B., Hanss, D., Bodi, O., Ekström, F., Halder, P., Jeschke, S., Mack, B., Qu, M., Rosentrater, L., Sandve, A., & Sælensminde, I. (2012). Causal thinking and support for climate change policies: International survey findings. Global Environmental Change: Human and Policy Dimensions, 22, 210-222.

Pfister, H.-R., & Böhm, G. (2012). Emotion und Moral bei der Risikowahrnehmung. Spektrum der Wissenschaft SPEZIAL, 1/12, 66-73.

Böhm, G., & Pfister, H.-R. (2011). Tourism in the face of environmental risks: Sunbathing under the ozone hole, and strolling through polluted air. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, 11, 250-267.

Rosentrater, L., Sælensminde, I., Böhm, G., Ekstrøm, F., Hanss, D., O’Connor, R., & Bostrom, A. (in press). Understanding support for climate change policies in Norway. Environment and Behavior.

Conference Contributions:

Bassarak, C. Moral Aspects in Mental Models of Risk Perception. KogWis – 11th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society, Bamberg, Germany, September 30 – October 3, 2012.

Bassarak, C. Moral aspects and the role of fragility in perceiving societal risks. Poster presentation. Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis, San Francisco (CA), USA, December 9-12, 2012.

Böhm, G. Causal beliefs, risk perception, and policy preferences concerning climate change among economics students from six countries. Research seminar ‘Climate Change: Media, Politics and Society’, University of  Bergen, Norway, October 18, 2012.

Böhm, G. Human perception of uncertainty. Workshop on ‘Democracy, Justice and Climate Change’, University of  Bergen, Norway, November 5, 2012.

Böhm, G. Human perception of uncertainty. Research seminar ‘Law, Uncertainty and Climate Change Adaptation’, University of  Bergen, Norway, October 24, 2012.

Böhm, G., & Pfister, H.-R. Mental models and risk perceptions of global environmental risks. SRA World Congress on Risk, Sydney, Australia, July 18-20, 2012.

Böhm, G., Bostrom, A., O’Connor, R., & Hanns, D. A cross-national comparison of causal beliefs, risk perceptions, and policy preferences with respect to climate change. 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis-Europe, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, June 18-20, 2012.

Böhm, G. Public perception and evaluation of environmental risks. Keynote. The XIII Conference on Social and Community Psychology, Lillehammer, Norway, November 3, 2011

Böhm, G. Perception, knowledge, and psychological responses to climate change; communicating uncertainty. Lectures as part of the course ‘Climate Change Narratives’ the Bergen Summer Research School (; organizers: Kjerstin Fløttum and Trine Dahl), University of  Bergen, Norway, June 20 – July 1, 2011.

Böhm, G., & Ivarsflaten, E. Public perception of climate change: Psychological and political science perspective. Ph.D .Forum ‚Social Science Perspectives on Climate Change’ of the Department of Geophysics at the University of Bergen, Norway. Finse, Norway, March 8, 2011.

Böhm, G., Bostrom, A., O’Connor, R., & Hanss, D. Climate change: The relationship between causal beliefs, risk perceptions, and preferences for policy actions. 9th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, September 26-28, 2011.

Böhm, G., Bostrom, A., O’Connor, R., & Hanss, D. The role of causal beliefs in climate change perceptions and preferences for policy actions. 23rd biennial Conference on Sub­jecti­ve Probability, Utility, and Decision Making (SPUDM-21), Kingston upon Thames, UK, August 21-25, 2011.

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