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Measure: Laboratory Test of Risk Taking (Balloon Analogue Risk Task)   #530500  About

Definition: This measure assesses the participant’s tolerance for exposure to risk in pursuit of a reward.

Purpose: Risk taking is a multidimensional construct defined as behavior with the potential for rewards as well as negative consequences (e.g., health or safety outcomes). In contrast to self-report measures, which capture individual aspects of risk taking, such as impulsiveness and sensation seeking, this measure is a direct assessment of risk-taking behavior. Because risk behaviors can begin in childhood and adolescence and continue into adulthood, this measure can be used to predict the emergence of potential new risk behaviors such as substance use.


Keywords: Adolescents, Adult, Balloon Analogue Risk Task, BART, Child, Decision Making, Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Executive Function, Impulsivity, Risk, Risk Taking, Substance Abuse, Substance Use, University of Maryland, SAA, Substance Use-related Neurobehavioral and Cognitive Risk Factors, computer administered

Measure Release Date: February 24, 2012

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