Does red light induce people to be riskier? Exploring the colored light effect on the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART)

  title={Does red light induce people to be riskier? Exploring the colored light effect on the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART)},
  author={Tianxin Mao and Jian Yang and Taotao Ru and Qingwei Chen and Haoyue Shi and Juyan Zhou and Guofu Zhou},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Psychology},

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