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Risk-taking (Psychology), Decision making, Psychology, Experimental
Every day we are confronted with risky decisions in which the rewards and the punishments are not always clear. We like to believe that logic is the primary force behind our decisions, but in reality, emotion plays a very important role. This study examines the impact of participants' Behavioral Activation System (BAS) and Behavioral Inhibition System (BIS) on dynamic inconsistencies in a sequential gambling task. Contrary to the hypotheses, neither system predicted deviations following a win or and a loss. However, participants high in BAS were more likely to make negative deviations
Dorf, Alexander E., "The Impact of Motivational Systems on Dynamic Inconsistency in Risk Taking" (2011). ETD Archive. 768.