Welcome to RiskDynamics

RISKDYNAMICS is a multidisciplinary research unit (Forschergruppe) funded by the DFG established to investigate the dynamic nature of risk perception in the area of physical and mental health. A systematic research program consisting of six interconnected projects is carried out with the goal to gain deeper insight into the relationship between dynamic risk perception and (health) behaviors.

RISKDYNAMICS will advance existing theories and knowledge on risk perception and investigate risk perception in real life settings.  Ultimately, results and insights gained from the RISKDYNAMICS research program will contribute to promote health related behavior in individuals and within society as a whole.




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The Society of Risk Ananlysis Europe (SRA-E) estabilished a German-speaking Chapter (DACHL) in Östersund in 2018, during the SRA-Europe 27th conference. The objectives are to promote risk research, knowledge and understanding of risk analysis techniques within the German-speaking regions, such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and South Tyrol.

Josianne Kollmann and Luka Johanna Debbeler are founding members and were chosen as representatives of young researchers in the Board of Directors of the SRA-E DACHL Chapter.



Dr. Angela Bearth
Consumer Behavior, Institute for Environmental Descisions
ETH Zürich

Perceptions and acceptance of existing and emergent technologies

Research into people’s risk and benefit perceptions of existing and emergent technologies (e.g., chemicals, irradiation) suggests that, due to resource restraints (e.g., time, motivation, knowledge) consumers’ perceptions and decisions are frequently formed based on heuristics and biases or other non-analytical factors, such as trust or affect. In this talk, I am going to present findings from our research into technology perception and acceptance for selected examples (e.g., food risks, toxicological principles, food irradiation).

01.02. 2019, 13:30 Uhr, G 530


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Ebner-Priemer
Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
KIT Karlsruhe

Mobiles Assessment - Methodische und technische Entwicklungen

In my talk, I will focus on four different examples of Ambulatory Assessment to illustrate challenging opportunities: a) utilizing high frequency data assessment to model affective dynamics, b) using location-triggered e-diaries to investigate the relation between stress-reactivity and environmental components, c) monitoring physical activity and telecommunication behaviour to predict upcoming episodes in bipolar patients and d) implementing experimental manipulation in everyday life to deepen our understanding of rumination processes.

17.01. 2019, 17.00 Uhr, G 530