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000028793 100__ $$aWagner-Egger, Pascal$$uDépartement de psychologie, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
000028793 245__ $$9eng$$aLay perceptions of collectives at the outbreak of the H1N1 epidemic: heroes, villains and victims
000028793 269__ $$c2011
000028793 520__ $$9eng$$aLay perceptions of collectives (e.g., groups, organizations, countries) implicated in the 2009 H1N1 outbreak were studied. Collectives serve symbolic functions to help laypersons make sense of the uncertainty involved in a disease outbreak. We argue that lay representations are dramatized, featuring characters like <i>heroes</i>, <i>villains</i> and <i>victims</i>. In interviews conducted soon after the outbreak, 47 Swiss respondents discussed the risk posed by H1N1, its origins and effects, and protective measures. Countries were the most frequent collectives mentioned. Poor, underdeveloped countries were depicted as victims, albeit ambivalently, as they were viewed as partly responsible for their own plight. Experts (physicians, researchers) and political and health authorities were depicted as heroes. Two villains emerged: the media (viewed as fear mongering or as a puppet serving powerful interests) and private corporations (e.g., the pharmaceutical industry). Laypersons’ framing of disease threat diverges substantially from official perspectives.
000028793 695__ $$9eng$$acollectives ; disease threat ; epidemic ; social representations ; swine flu
000028793 700__ $$aBangerter, Adrian$$uInstitute of Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
000028793 700__ $$aGilles, Ingrid$$uDepartment of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland
000028793 700__ $$aGreen, Eva G. T.$$uUniversity of Lausanne, Switzerland
000028793 700__ $$aRigaud, David$$uUniversity of Lausanne, Switzerland
000028793 700__ $$aKrings, Franciska$$uUniversity of Lausanne, Switzerland
000028793 700__ $$aStaerklé, Christian$$uUniversity of Lausanne, Switzerland
000028793 700__ $$aClémence, Alain$$uUniversity of Lausanne, Switzerland
000028793 773__ $$dSAGE$$g2011/20/4/461-476$$tPublic Understanding of Science
000028793 775__ $$gPublished Version$$ohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963662510393605
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000028793 918__ $$aFaculté des lettres et sciences humaines$$bEspace Louis-Agassiz 1, 2001 Neuchâtel$$cInstitut de Psychologie du Travail et des Organisations (IPTO)
000028793 919__ $$aUniversité de Neuchâtel$$bNeuchâtel$$ddoc.support@rero.ch
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