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The willingness of an individual to choose an option with a less-than-certain probability of reward over an option with a certain reward of equal or higher expected value.

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VSochat about two years ago.

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Tasks that are asserted to measure risk seeking

TaskContrast Measure

balloon analogue risk task
  • pumps average
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Hungry Donkey Task
  • number of "good" doors chosen vs. number of "bad" doors
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non-choice task
  • response time to risky choices minus response time to non-risky choices
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  • number of participant's risky choices minus average number of risky choices
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risky gains task
  • frequency of selecting the safe choice (20) minus frequency of selecting risky choices (40 and 80)
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Probabilistic gambling task
  • accuracy of participant minus average accuracy of controls
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Iowa Gambling Task
  • accuracy of subject minus average accuracy of controls
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devil's task
  • negative feedback
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cups task
  • number or value of rewards times probability of reward
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choice task between risky and non-risky options
  • risky option
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Cambridge Gambling Task
  • probability of reward * magnitude of bet
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Term History

REVISION 1

Definition contributed by EBarkley-Levenson about nine years ago:The willingness of an individual to choose an option with a less-than-certain probability of reward over an option with a certain reward of equal or higher expected value.

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