Adolescent Risk Taking

Adolescent Risk Taking

By: Robert W. Bell (editor), Nancy J. Bell (editor)Paperback

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With a focus on adolescents, this volume explores such questions as: whether similarities exist between different types of risk taking, such as mountain climbing and criminal behaviour; whether an examination of risk-taking behaviour will shed light on problem behaviours such as unprotected sex; and whether there are positive aspects to adolescent risk taking. With contributions from psychology, sociology, medicine and public policy, the volume uses risk taking as a framework to study many dangerous, and often life-threatening, adolescent behaviours. Following a review of research, topics discussed include theories of risky choice, the use of rational choice theory in predicting heightened risk taking, sociobiological factors and intervention programmes.

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Introduction Adolescence and Risk Taking - Charles E Irwin Jr How Are They Related? Reasons and Resources - Lola L Lopes The Human Side of Risk Taking Perceptual, Attributional, and Affective Processes in Perceptions of Vulnerability Through the Life-Span - Susan G Millstein A Life-Span Rational-Choice Theory of Risk Taking - William Gardner Lethal Confrontational Violence Among Young Men - Margo Wilson and Martin Daly Dysfunctional Risk Taking - Stephen Lyng Criminal Behavior as Edgework Common Components of Successful Interventions with High-Risk Youth - Joy G Dryfoos Deterring Risky Behavior - Brian L Wilcox Policy Perspectives on Adolescent Risk Taking Applying a Risk-Taking Perspective - Edward R Anderson et al

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/04/1993
  • ISBN13: 9780803950658
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 186
  • ID: 9780803950658
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 0803950659

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