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2004 | 35 | 1 | 55-63
Article title

Risk perception, risk acceptance, and dispositional optimism

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EN
Abstracts
EN
A quasi-experimental study was designed to examine, whether (1) perceived risk is a function of the relative frequency of bad to good outcomes and (2) individual differences in dispositional optimism influence risk perception and risk acceptance. A total of 263 undergraduate students of psychology (189 women and 74 men) participated in the study. Subgroups of high- and low optimism selected on the basis of their optimism scores were presented with 28 multi-outcome gambles and asked to rate risk separately for each gamble and next indicate, whether they would play a given gamble or not. The data indicate that: (1) risk judgments depend on the ratio of bad to good outcomes in the outcomes' distribution, (2) high- and low optimists did not differ with respect to average risk rates but in more optimistic persons decision making would be associated with more trade-offs.
Year
Volume
35
Issue
1
Pages
55-63
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
author
  • J. Sokolowska, Instytut Psychologii PAN, ul. Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warszawa, Poland
References
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Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
06PLAAAA01753781
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.aa41a0f5-230d-3f0f-ac5b-537d734f6006
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