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After Drinking, Risky Odds Become More Appealing

Why risk an accident or a DUI driving home after a night of partying? As blood alcohol levels spike, people become more willing to bet on risky, unknown outcomes. ... More>

The Perils of Adolescence

The Perils of Adolescence

Adolescence is a perilous time of life. It’s a time of heightened risk taking—reckless driving, risky sex, excessive drug and alcohol use. For decades the prevalent view—the common wisdom of […]... More>

Thinking of God Makes People Bigger Risk-Takers

Reminders of God can make people more likely to seek out and take risks, suggesting that people view God as as a source of protection and security. ... More>