Coping With Genetic Risks: Effects of Individual Differences in Decision Making For Genetic Testing

Makbule Eda Anlamlier, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Tarcan Kumkale, Koc University, Turkey
Genetic testing, as being promising health product, informs about vulnerabilities regarding certain illnesses including cancer before emergence, but individuals may refrain from learning their risks. Despite negative effects of high anxiety, cancer anxiety is detected as a motivational factor on taking genetic test, whereas health information avoidance impedes its influence.
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Makbule Eda Anlamlier and Tarcan Kumkale (2014) ,"Coping With Genetic Risks: Effects of Individual Differences in Decision Making For Genetic Testing", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte and Stacy Wood, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 770-770.