Evaluation of a behavioral measure of risk taking: the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART).

  title={Evaluation of a behavioral measure of risk taking: the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART).},
  author={C. Lejuez and J. Read and C. Kahler and J. Richards and S. Ramsey and G. Stuart and D. Strong and R. Brown},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Applied},
  volume={8 2},
  • C. Lejuez, J. Read, +5 authors R. Brown
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Applied
  • The present study (N = 86) sought to evaluate a laboratory-based behavioral measure of risk taking (the Balloon Analogue Risk Task; BART) and to test associations between this measure and self-report measures of risk-related constructs as well as self-reported real-world risk behaviors. 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. Also, riskiness on… CONTINUE READING
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