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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>


Driving Under the Influence of Friends is Risky for Teens

Teen drivers are far more reckless behind the wheel when driving with peers, suggesting that passengers’ attitudes can profoundly affect drivers' risk-taking behavior. ... More>


Researchers Investigate Why Cyclists Run Red Lights

Analysis of video from urban intersections reveals several psychological factors that lead bicyclists to ride through red traffic signals. ... More>