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Risk-taking in young people: the role of impulsivity

Azevedo, Andreia 2011, Risk-taking in young people: the role of impulsivity, DPsych (F) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

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Title Risk-taking in young people: the role of impulsivity
Alternative title Application of the best practice principles in offender rehabilitation
Author Azevedo, Andreia
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name DPsych (F)
Thesis advisor Staiger, Petra
Date submitted 2011-07-01
Keyword(s) risk-taking in adolescence
adolescent risk-taking
adolescent impulsivity
criminals rehabilitation
Summary This study investigated rash impulsivity, reward sensitivity and a range of adolescent risk-taking behaviours using both self-report and behavioural measures of each of these variables. It found that (a) rash impulsivity and reward sensitivity were related dimensions of the impulsivity construct, (b) self-report and behavioural measures were not correlated even when theoretically assessing the same dimension of impulsivity, and (c) of all the risk-taking behaviours examined, rash impulsivity and reward sensitivity were significantly correlated with riding without a seatbelt.
Language eng
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Description of original 164 p. : PDF file
Dewey Decimal Classification 155.51
Copyright notice ©2011, Andreia Azevedo
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30036758

Document type: Thesis
Collection: Higher degree theses (citation only)
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