Dread Risk

An uncontrollable and inequitable risk which may have catastrophic consequences—e.g., nuclear reactor meltdown, HIV infection from transfusion, a flock of birds causing a plane crash
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A dread risk elicits visceral feelings of terror, uncontrollable, catastrophe, inequality, and uncontrolled self.
Activities in which deaths pile up more slowly but inexorably, such as driving an automobile, don't fuel dread risk, he says.
residents' responses to the dread risk associated with flying backfired, the German researcher concludes in an upcoming Psychological Science.
Further, the traditional accounts of both secondary retroactivity and dread risks emphasize the potential for agency overreaching, enhance the importance of procedure in mitigating such behavior, and rely on judicial review to incentivize agencies to mitigate unfairness to regulated entities.