Fear of mass death linked to social circles

Threats that have the potential to kill more than 100 people frighten people significantly more than those that would only kill 10, a new study has found.

Threats that could kill between 100 and 1,000 people were found to be equally weighted.

The study’s authors contends that the typical size of an individual’s social circle influences threat perception.

Read more at University of Grenada, Max Planck Institute for Human Development

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