Does flow experience lead to risk? How and for whom.

@article{Schler2013DoesFE,
  title={Does flow experience lead to risk? How and for whom.},
  author={Julia Sch{\"u}ler and Jeanne Nakamura},
  journal={Applied psychology. Health and well-being},
  year={2013},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={
          311-31
        }
}
BACKGROUND Previous research has focused on the positive consequences of flow, an intrinsically rewarding state of deep absorption. In contrast, the present research links flow to impaired risk awareness and to risky behaviour. We expected flow to enhance self-efficacy beliefs, which in turn were hypothesised to result in low risk awareness and risky behaviour in sports. In addition, we predicted that individuals' level of experience in the activity would moderate the expected effects… 

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