Communicating COVID-19 Risk Changes Signalling with Words Phrases and Messages
Mehta, A. M., Murray, S., and Weeks, C. S. (2022). Communicating COVID-19 Risk Changes: Signalling with Words, Phrases, and Messages. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 77:103004.
The authors examined how participants perceived efforts to convey risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results showed that increased negative affect, assertiveness, and communication of risk caused participants to take action. The authors also found that signal words could be improved to communicate risk and inspire action more effectively.