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Acute Stress Increases Sex Differences in Risk Seeking in the Balloon Analogue Risk Task
Background Decisions involving risk often must be made under stressful circumstances. Research on behavioral and brain differences in stress responses suggest that stress might have different effectsExpand
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Risk Preferences and Aging: The 'Certainty Effect' in Older Adults’ Decision Making
A prevalent stereotype is that people become less risk taking and more cautious as they get older. However, in laboratory studies, findings are mixed and often reveal no age differences. In theExpand
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Stress modulates reinforcement learning in younger and older adults.
Animal research and human neuroimaging studies indicate that stress increases dopamine levels in brain regions involved in reward processing, and stress also appears to increase the attractiveness ofExpand
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Influence of depression symptoms on history-independent reward and punishment processing
Prior research indicates that depressed individuals are less responsive to rewards and more sensitive to punishments than non-depressed individuals. This study examines decision-making under rewardExpand
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To Brake or Accelerate When the Light Turns Yellow?
This article reports on a study undertaken to examine age differences in the effects of stress on risky decisions, such as deciding whether to brake or accelerate as one drives up to a traffic lightExpand
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The limits of arousal's memory-impairing effects on nearby information.
Showing an arousing central stimulus in a scene often leads to enhanced memory for the arousing central information and impaired memory for peripheral details. However, it is not clear from previousExpand
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Depressive symptoms enhance loss-minimization, but attenuate gain-maximization in history-dependent decision-making
Individuals with depressive symptoms typically show deficits in decision-making. However, most work has emphasized decision-making under gain-maximization conditions. A gain-maximization frameworkExpand
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With Age Comes Wisdom
In two experiments, younger and older adults performed decision-making tasks in which reward values available were either independent of or dependent on the previous sequence of choices made. TheExpand
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Sex differences in how stress affects brain activity during face viewing
Under stress, men tend to withdraw socially whereas women seek social support. This functional magnetic resonance imaging study indicates that stress also affects brain activity while viewingExpand
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Adult age differences in decision making across domains: Increased discounting of social and health-related rewards.
Although research on aging and decision making continues to grow, the majority of studies examine decisions made to maximize monetary earnings or points. It is not clear whether these resultsExpand
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