Constructivist Risk

Lindsay Oades (
5 Oct 1995 17:00:14 +1000

Hi networkers,
my Doctoral research involves developing a constructivist model of adolescent
sexual risk taking. I have been toying with a definition of risk in PCP terms.
Threat comes to mind immediately. However I believe that it is not synonomous
with how we generally use the term risk. Is the notion of perceived risk the
same as a high level of awareness of possible threat- and how does the choice
corollary help here?
I would appreciate any ideas on this one.
Lindsay Oades