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Evaluation of a behavioral measure of risk taking: the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART).
The BART evidenced sound experimental properties, and riskiness on the BART was correlated with scores on measures of sensation seeking, impulsivity, and deficiencies in behavioral constraint, indicating that the BART may be a useful tool in the assessment of risk taking.
The Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART) differentiates smokers and nonsmokers.
Results indicate that behavior on the BART, and not the BGT, was related to smoking status, and only the Sensation Seeking total score and the BART score contributed uniquely to the differentiation of smokers and nonsmokers.
Distress tolerance and duration of past smoking cessation attempts.
Immediate relapsers were characterized by higher baseline levels of affective vulnerability, by greater levels of dysphoria and urge to smoke after 12 hr of nicotine deprivation, and by less task persistence on the stressors, suggesting that these may be risk factors for early lapse in the context of quitting smoking.
Evaluation of the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART) as a predictor of adolescent real-world risk-taking behaviours.
The Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART) was administered to a sample of 26 high school-aged adolescents to test the utility of the BART as a behavioural measure of risk-taking propensity. Data indicate
Reliability and Validity of the Youth Version of the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART–Y) in the Assessment of Risk-Taking Behavior Among Inner-City Adolescents
This study examined the reliability and validity of the youth version of the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART–Y) for assessing adolescent risk behaviors among a sample of 98 inner-city African
Dispositional anxiety and risk-avoidant decision-making.
Three studies investigated the link between dispositional anxiety and the tendency to engage in risk-avoidant decision-making. Findings suggest that dispositional anxiety is associated with a
Modeling behavior in a clinically diagnostic sequential risk-taking task.
This article models the cognitive processes underlying learning and sequential choice in a risk-taking task for the purposes of understanding how they occur in this moderately complex environment and
An experimental investigation of emotion dysregulation in borderline personality disorder.
An experimental measure of distress tolerance was modified to examine differences between outpatients with BPD and those without a personality disorder in 2 aspects of emotion dysregulation: the unwillingness to experience emotional distress in order to pursue goal-directed behavior and the inability to engage in goal- directed behavior when distressed.
Evaluation of behavioral measures of risk taking propensity with inner city adolescents.
Results indicated that performance on one behavioral measure, the balloon analogue risk task, accounted for unique variance in self-reported delinquency/safety risk behaviors as well as substance use risk behaviors, above and beyond that provided with demographics and self-report measures of risk-related constructs.