Is all risk bad? Young adult cigarette smokers fail to take adaptive risk in a laboratory decision-making test

@inproceedings{Dean2011IsAR,
  title={Is all risk bad? Young adult cigarette smokers fail to take adaptive risk in a laboratory decision-making test},
  author={A. C. R. Dean and Catherine A. Sugar and Gerhard H Hellemann and Edythe D. London},
  booktitle={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2011}
}
Cigarette smoking has been linked to real-world risky behavior, but this association has been based largely on retrospective self-reports. Limitations of self-report data can be avoided by using laboratory, performance-based measures, such as the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART; Lejuez et al., J Exp Psychol Appl 8:75–84, 2002). Initial studies have suggested that smokers display greater risk-taking on this task than nonsmokers, but these studies did not account for drug abuse and psychiatric… CONTINUE READING