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Living on the Edge: A Guide to Risky Behavior

Determinants of Risk Taking: Who Takes Risk When and Why

Friday, May 28, 2010, 9:00 AM - 9:25 AM
Back Bay Ballroom C

Elke U. Weber

Elke U. Weber
Columbia University

Risk taking is determined by multiple processes, both cognitive and motivational, and “hot” as well as “cold.” A better decomposition of observed apparent risk taking into multiple determinants helps explain situational, domain, gender, and life-span differences.

 
Subject Area: Living on the Edge: A Guide to Risky Behavior

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