Risk Taking in Adolescence: A Decision-Making Perspective

Risk Taking in Adolescence: A Decision-Making Perspective

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A decision-making approach to the study of adolescents' risky behaviors is described in detail. In contrast to other approaches, the decision-making approach assumes only that risk taking involves choosing among alternative courses of action, and that the chosen alternative, by definition, entails some chance of loss.
Citation: Furby, Lita; Beyth-Marom, Ruth. Risk Taking in Adolescence: A Decision-Making Perspective (Carnegie Corporation of New York, 1990)