Synthese 189 (S1):161-171 (2012)
|Abstract||This research examined whether youth's forecasted risk taking is best predicted by a compensatory (namely, subjective expected utility) or non-compensatory (e.g., single-factor) model. Ninety youth assessed the importance of perceived benefits, importance of perceived drawbacks, subjective probability of benefits, and subjective probability of drawbacks for 16 risky behaviors clustered evenly into recreational and health/safety domains. In both domains, there was strong support for a noncompensatory model in which only the perceived importance of the benefits of engaging in a risky behavior predicted youths' forecasted engagement in risky behavior. The study overcomes earlier methodological weaknesses by fully decomposing participants' assessments into importance and probability aspects for both benefits and drawbacks. As such, the findings provide clear evidence in support of a boundedrationality perspective on youth decision making regarding risk taking|
|Keywords||Risk perception Risk taking Subjective expected utility Bounded rationality Youth|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Thomas Sturm (2012). The “Rationality Wars” in Psychology: Where They Are and Where They Could Go. Inquiry 55 (1):66-81.
Frederic Gilbert & L. Syd M. Johnson (2011). The Impact of American Tackle Football-Related Concussion in Youth Athletes. AJOB Neuroscience 2 (4):48-59.
Gregory Mellema (1988). Groups, Responsibility, and Risk Taking in Business Organizations. Journal of Business Ethics 7 (8):593 - 603.
Philippe Mongin (2000). Does Optimization Imply Rationality? Synthese 124 (1-2):73 - 111.
Herbert A. Simon (2000). Bounded Rationality in Social Science: Today and Tomorrow. [REVIEW] Mind and Society 1 (1):25-39.
Thomas Kelly (2007). Evidence and Normativity: Reply to Leite. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75 (2):465–474.
Cheryl Livock (2010). The Power of Historical Causal Components Involved in Engaging At-Risk Youth at Three Alternative Schools. Journal of Critical Realism 10 (1):36-59.
Fernando Broncano (2000). Reliable Rationality. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 5:49-59.
Adam Morton (2010). Human Bounds: Rationality for Our Species. Synthese 176 (1):5 - 21.
Eric Magnuvons (1984). Preference, Rationality, and Risk Taking. Ethics 94 (4):637-.
Eric Von Magnus (1984). Preference, Rationality, and Risk Taking. Ethics 94 (4):637-648.
Richard E. Carney (1971). Risk-Taking Behavior; Concepts, Methods, and Applications to Smoking and Drug Abuse. Springfield, Ill.,Thomas.
Hugh Matthews (2001). Participatory Structures and the Youth of Today: Engaging Those Who Are Hardest to Reach. Ethics, Place and Environment 4 (2):153 – 159.
Robert C. Robinson (2006). Bounded Epistemology. Ssrn Elibrary.
N. Athanassoulis & A. Ross (2010). A Virtue Ethical Account of Making Decisions About Risk. Journal of Risk Research 13 (2):217.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2012-05-24
Total downloads1 ( #291,386 of 722,836 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #60,541 of 722,836 )
How can I increase my downloads?