GUESSED WP4 - Learning from experience

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Experiencing avalanche accidents first-hand impacts behavior, perceived risk, and beliefs in avalanche terrain

We examine the role of first-hand experience in shaping people’s judgments and decisions in avalanche terrain. We are particularly interested in the experience of adverse outcomes such as experiencing (or observing someone else experience) an avalanche accident. We use qualitative interviews to assess people’s willingness to take risks, their beliefs, behavior, and decision making after an avalanche experience, as well as longitudinal questionnaire designs to assess direct change in these factors following an avalanche experience.

The project is funded by 


Christin Schulze
Gerit Pfuhl
Audun Hetland
Andrea Mannberg
Karin Sørlie Street

Financial/grant information:

Financed by NordForsk 105061