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dc.contributor.authorCentifanti, Luna C. Munoz
dc.contributor.authorModecki, Kathryn L.
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-22T04:54:51Z
dc.date.available2018-03-22T04:54:51Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn1537-4424en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/15374416.2012.719460en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/173363
dc.description.abstractDevelopmental research suggests that adolescents may be highly influenced by their peers to take risks. Although youths with callous-unemotional (CU) traits engage in high-risk behaviors in the form of antisocial behavior and aggression, little is known about their decision making, particularly when their peers are present. Youths high on CU traits may be most susceptible to influence, especially when rewards are involved, or they may be highly rational relative to their low CU peers and less susceptible to social peer pressures. The present study used a gambling task with 675 youths (female n = 348), ages 16 to 20 years (M = 16.9, SD = .8). The majority were White British (64%). We experimentally manipulated whether youths made decisions in groups with peers or individually. All members of the group reported on their CU traits. Using multilevel modeling to control for group-level effects, youths with higher levels of CU traits were found to be less sensitive to accruing rewards on the gambling task than youths low on these traits. When in groups, male participants with higher levels of CU traits made quicker decisions to take risks than male participants lower on CU traits, particularly after punishment. Youths with CU traits are distinct in showing a lack of emotion and this may facilitate heightened rationality in responding to rewards. However, results suggest that male adolescents who are high on CU traits may react to the possible frustration of losing by attempting to gain back rewards quickly when their peers are watching.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom106en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto119en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume42en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199en_US
dc.titleThrowing Caution to the Wind: Callous-Unemotional Traits and Risk Taking in Adolescentsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology on 25 Sep 2012, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/10.1080/15374416.2012.719460en_US
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