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Gender Differences in Risk Assessment: Why do Women Take Fewer Risks than Men?

  title={Gender Differences in Risk Assessment: Why do Women Take Fewer Risks than Men?},
  author={Christine R. Harris and Michael Jenkins and Dale N. Glaser},
  journal={Judgment and Decision Making},
Across many real-world domains, men engage in more risky behaviors than do women. To examine some of the beliefs and preferences that underlie this difference, 657 participants assessed their likelihood of engaging in various risky activities relating to four different domains (gambling, health, recreation, and social), and reported their perceptions of (1) probability of negative outcomes, (2) severity of potential negative outcomes, and (3) enjoyment expected from the risky activities. Women… 

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