Cognitive Processes

Teens Take Fewer Risks Around Slightly Older Adults

Adolescents are known risk takers, especially when they’re surrounded by same-aged peers. 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. The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for More

Wearing a Helmet Tied to Riskier Decision Making

Individuals wearing a bicycle helmet as part of an experiment reported greater sensation seeking and engaged in more risk taking than those wearing a baseball cap, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The results suggest that wearing a helmet may have complex and even More