Changing COVID Risk Perceptions (IMAGE) Duke University Caption By sharing actual COVID risk statistics for a person’s local area and asking them to vividly imagine the consequences of a virus-spreading event, psychologists at Duke University found they could help people make more realistic judgments about the risks of their everyday activities. People who underestimated their risks thought restaurants were more risky, but barely changed their view of grocery shopping; people who overestimated the risks felt better about shopping or going to the barber. Credit Dallas Clemons, Duke University Usage Restrictions Please credit ‘Dallas Clemons, Duke University’ License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.