The many faces of threat: An investigation of animal, interpersonal and intergroup threat [ 2007 - 2011 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof OV Lipp; Prof DJ Terry; Dr JR Smith

Brief description Threat to personal safety can take a number of guises, a snake in the grass, an angry neighbour or, increasingly often in our modern world, a stranger who looks different. The present project will investigate the manner in which we respond to these threats, whether these responses can be modulated and what determines the threatening nature of an event. A better understanding of how we react to real or perceived threats, in particular those involving other humans, will aid our understanding of human behaviour in an ever faster changing environment, both in our region and more broadly.

Funding Amount $692,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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