In this article from Bottom Line Personal Prof. Helweg-Larsen explains why “Why We’re Bad at Assessing Risk and How to Make Better Decisions.” Published May 15, 2021.

Prof. Helweg-Larsen gave an interview at talkRadio London talking with Darryl Morris about optimistic bias, why we think we’re less at risk than other people, and what to do about it.  Aired Saturday January 23, 2021 at 7:40 AM GST. Listen here.

Prof. Helweg-Larsen quoted in “The hard work of going away for a long, long time.” The Washington Post, January 6, 2021.

Here’s why some are too optimistic about the pandemic. Interview on NPR Marketplace, October 15, 2020.

Check out the article, “Deal with it the Danish way” in which Prof. Helweg-Larsen is quoted about using the Danish word “pyt” to deal with stress. Natural Health, October 8, 2020

“How Danes use ‘Pyt’ during corona, what makes them happy, and what can we learn from that.” Interview on BBC Radio Scotland, October 1, 2020.

Read The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s article, “Airlines say it’s safe to fly. Travelers are skeptical. Who’s right?” in which Prof. Helweg-Larsen is quoted. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 19, 2020

Prof. Helweg-Larsen shares about what makes nations happy in the article, “Happiness Museum looks at brighter feelings in uncertain times.” CNN, August 27, 2020

Prof. Helweg-Larsen was interviewed and quoted in a New York Times article, “The New Rules of Dating.” The New York Times, July 18, 2020

Prof. Helweg-Larsen was interviewed for a New York Times article, “Why You’re Probably Not So Great at Risk Assessment.” The New York Times, June 30, 2020

Psychology And Coronavirus: How Our ‘Optimistic Bias’ May Be Affecting Our ResponseLive interview with Wisconsin Public Radio, April 6, 2020.

After publishing this article in The Conversation, Why do some people see themselves as less susceptible to risk than others?, Prof. Helweg-Larsen was invited for a live radio interview on WITF SmartTalk (35:12 – end), March 30, 2020.

Prof. Helweg-Larsen was interviewed for an article, “Coronavirus and Optimism Bias: Why Some People are Certain they Won’t Catch COVID-19” in a British local newspaper. London Evening Standard, March 13, 2020

“Derfor har især danske rygere så svært ved at stoppe” [That’s why Danish smokers have a hard time quitting]. An article about Prof. Helweg-Larsen and her research in Berlingske (a Danish national newspaper) in their series “Danes who Rock the World” (in Danish). Berlingske, August 27, 2019

Featured Grantee: Marie Helweg-Larsen, National Cancer Institute, Behavioral Research Program, 2018.