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ERIC Number: EJ146224
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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Cautiousness in Adulthood as a Function of Age and Instructions
Okun, Morris A.; Di Vesta, Francis J.
Journal of Gerontology, 31, 5, 571-575, Sep 76
Younger (N=48) and older (N=48) males participated in a vocabulary task involving varying degrees of risk under neutral, supportive, and challenging instructions. Results indicated older adults were more cautious, selected tasks with higher probabilities of success, and were less likely to raise their level of aspiration following success. (Author)
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