Risk and Rationality in Adolescent Decision Making

@article{Reyna2006RiskAR,
  title={Risk and Rationality in Adolescent Decision Making},
  author={Valerie F. Reyna and Frank Farley},
  journal={Psychological Science in the Public Interest},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={1 - 44}
}
  • V. Reyna, Frank Farley
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Science in the Public Interest
Crime, smoking, drug use, alcoholism, reckless driving, and many other unhealthy patterns of behavior that play out over a lifetime often debut during adolescence. Avoiding risks or buying time can set a different lifetime pattern. Changing unhealthy behaviors in adolescence would have a broad impact on society, reducing the burdens of disease, injury, human suffering, and associated economic costs. Any program designed to prevent or change such risky behaviors should be founded on a clear idea… 

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