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Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect When it Comes to Understanding Risk

People aren't very good at making decisions that involve risk. Many people are afraid of airplanes, although accidents are extremely rare; some people even drive to avoid flying, putting themselves at more risk. A new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, examines how people learn about risk and finds that practice does not make perfect.... More>

HIV testing urged for teens

Men and women take different risks: study