The psychology of risk taking: toward the integration of psychometric and neuropsychological paradigms.

@article{Llewellyn2008ThePO,
  title={The psychology of risk taking: toward the integration of psychometric and neuropsychological paradigms.},
  author={David J. Llewellyn},
  journal={The American journal of psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 3},
  pages={363-76}
}
The prevention of counterproductive or antisocial risk taking is a research priority. Attempts to understand risk-taking behaviors are dominated by the psychometric and neuropsychological paradigms, which have developed in relative isolation. Previous studies indicate that risk taking is associated with the sensation-seeking personality trait, although the relationship with impulsivity may be complex. Poor risk-related decision making is associated with lesions to the ventromedial prefrontal… CONTINUE READING

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