- Question: How is the physiology of high risk-takers different from that of non-risk-takers?
- Cause of Behavior: Physiology
- Methods: Brain scans
- Which genes contribute to the development of risk-taking?
- Cause of Behavior: Genes
- Methods: Genetic analysis
- How does rewarding or punishing a risk-taker affect his or her behavior?
- Cause of Behavior: Learning and reflexes
- Methods: Behavior modification
- How do risk-takers think and solve problems?
- Cause of Behavior: Thoughts
- Methods: Computer models of memory networks
- How does the adolescent’s self-esteem encourage or discourage risk-taking behavior?
- Cause of Behavior: Self-concept
- Methods: Talk therapy
- How might a child’s early experiences affect risk-taking in adolescence?
- Cause of Behavior: Unconscious mind
- Methods: Dream analysis, talk therapy
- How might an adolescent’s culture lead to risk-taking
- Cause of Behavior: Cultural environment
- Methods: Cross-cultural studies
- Is risk-taking an evolutionary adaptive trait?
- Cause of Behavior: Natural selection
- Methods: Species comparison