Psychology of Risk Taking: New Research


Caitlin E. Nathanson (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY013000

Risk-taking is viewed as an aspect of proneness to problem behavior and a maladaptive trait and the tendency to engage in behaviors whose outcome is uncertain and entails negative consequences. Though risk-taking behavior is likely to be harmful or dangerous, it can also be functional and goal-directed and play an important part in developmental tasks. According to cognitive psychologists, many factors such as decision-making, perceptions’ gains and losses, expectations about the future and biases in risk perception affect a persons’ risk-taking behavior in developmental tasks. This book provides new research in the psychology of risk taking.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Am I Hurt or Injured? Assessing Adult Attitudes toward Pain and Injury (pp. 1-24)
Bryan T. Karazsia and Keri J. Brown Kirschman (The College of Wooster, University of Dayton)

Chapter 2 – Statewide Variation in Personality Predicts Geographic Variation in Unintentional Injury Rates (pp. 25-42)
Katherine E. Darling and Bryan T. Karazsia (Department of Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA, and others)

Chapter 3 – Emotional Risk-Taking in Intimate Relationships (pp. 43-52)
Patricia L. Carter and David J. Carter (Carter Counseling and Relationship Center, University of Nebraska at Omaha)

Chapter 4 – An Exploration of Chinese Undergraduate EFL Learners’ Language Class Risk-Taking, Foreign Language Anxiety, Speaking Strategy Use and Unwillingness-To-Communicate (pp. 53-90)
Meihua Liu (Tsinghua University, China)

Chapter 5 – Neuroanatomy of Risk-Taking (pp. 91-138)
Tashema N. Edwards, Michael T. Gardner, and Jean-Pierre Louboutin (Faculty of Medical Sciences, Department of Anatomy, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, University of West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica)


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