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ERIC Number: ED141700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Sex Differences in Risk Taking as a Function of Outcome Effects.
Knowles, Philip L.
This study examines behavioral mediators which might possibly be associated with risk taking. Specifically, it is concerned with answering the question of whether there are attributes of a risk taking situation which make it more conducive for males to take greater risks than for females. The situation used in this experiment, a regulation blackjack or "21" game, employs a procedure where information about outcomes is direct, immediate, and irreversible. The author assesses the effects of outcomes on risk taking for males and females in an effort to determine whether the Blascovich et al. (1973) results would replicate and to ascertain the possible existence of a sex difference unique to the effects of outcomes. (VG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (Los Angeles, California, April 8-11, 1976)