Age Patterns in Risk Taking Across the World

@article{Duell2018AgePI,
  title={Age Patterns in Risk Taking Across the World},
  author={N. Duell and L. Steinberg and Grace Icenogle and J. Chein and Nandita Chaudhary and Laura Di Giunta and K. Dodge and K. Fanti and J. Lansford and P. Oburu and C. Pastorelli and Ann T. Skinner and E. Sorbring and S. Tapanya and L. M. Uribe Tirado and L. Alampay and Suha M. Al-Hassan and Hanan M. S. Takash and D. Bacchini and L. Chang},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  year={2018},
  volume={47},
  pages={1052-1072}
}
Epidemiological data indicate that risk behaviors are among the leading causes of adolescent morbidity and mortality worldwide. Consistent with this, laboratory-based studies of age differences in risk behavior allude to a peak in adolescence, suggesting that adolescents demonstrate a heightened propensity, or inherent inclination, to take risks. Unlike epidemiological reports, studies of risk taking propensity have been limited to Western samples, leaving questions about the extent to which… Expand
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