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An Evolutionary Perspective on the Prevention of Youthful Risk-Taking: The Case For Classical Conditioning

  • Victor Nell
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Abstract

I will deal with three issues in this paper:
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    Why do young people — and especially young men — take needless risks?

     
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    What forces might be powerful enough to attenuate youthful risk-taking?

     
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    What can classical conditioning techniques — in particular fear conditioning — contribute to injury prevention?

     

Keywords

Conditioned Stimulus Unconditioned Stimulus Fear Conditioning Evolutionary Perspective Injury Prevention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor Nell
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  1. 1.University of South AfricaSouth Africa

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