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Adolescents' heightened risk-seeking in a probabilistic gambling task.

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This study investigated adolescent males' decision-making under risk, and the emotional response to decision outcomes, using a probabilistic gambling task designed to evoke counterfactually mediated emotions (relief and regret). Participants were 20 adolescents (aged 9-11), 26 young adolescents (aged 12-15), 20 mid-adolescents (aged 15-18) and 17 adults (aged 25-35). All were male. The ability to maximize expected value improved with age. However, there was an inverted U-shaped developmental ...

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Journal:
Cognitive development
Volume:
25
Issue:
2
Pages:
183-196
Publication date:
2010-04-05
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ISSN:
0885-2014
URN:
uuid:ee979fc1-efed-4de3-8c35-2ad4b9563b3b
Source identifiers:
310336
Local pid:
pubs:310336
Language:
English
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