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Risk Perception

YES Teaching Units - Risk Perception

Subject areas: social studies, mathematics, health education, biology
Grade level: 9th - 11th
Level of difficulty: moderate
Prerequisite: none

Summary: The lesson consists of a series of question, discussion points and activities related to risk perception. Part I begins with a risk quiz as an introductory activity. Epidemiologic and behavioral factors related to risk qualification and perception are discussed. Part II consists of an activity in which the students analyze an advertising campaign to prevent or reduce smoking and the ways in which an understanding of risk perception is useful in health education.

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