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How Collectivism Protects Against Contagious Fear

People who reported greater perceived risk of Ebola infection were more likely to report xenophobic attitudes, but feeling a sense of belonging and connection to others can mitigate this link. ... More>


Repeat Drunk Drivers and the Neurobiology of Risk

An investigation of repeat drunk driving offenders provides a distinctive profile of the cognitive, personality, and neurobiological factors that influence risk-taking. ... More>


Teens Take Fewer Risks Around Slightly Older Adults

Adolescents are known risk takers, but new research suggests that being in a group that includes just one slightly older adult might decrease teens' propensity to engage in risky behavior. ... More>


Wearing a Helmet Tied to Riskier Decision Making

Individuals wearing a bicycle helmet as part of a lab experiment reported greater sensation seeking and engaged in more risk taking than those wearing a baseball cap. ... More>


Fuzzy Thinking Gives Adolescents a Clearer View of Risk

APS Fellow Valerie F. Reyna, Rebecca B. Weldon, and Michael McCormick, all of Cornell University, describe how fuzzy-trace theory may provide suggestions about altering adolescents’ tendency toward risky behavior. ... More>