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Alte Angsthasen? Wie sich Risikoentscheidungen über die Lebensspanne verändern

  • Thorsten PachurEmail author
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Zusammenfassung

Bei fast allen Entscheidungen liegt uns nur begrenztes Wissen darüber vor, welche Konsequenzen unser Verhalten haben wird—wir entscheiden unter Risiko. Ob wir dabei eher vorsichtig oder eher mutig entscheiden, wird von einer Reihe kognitiver und emotionaler Mechanismen beeinflusst. In diesem Kapitel lege ich dar, wie sich diese entscheidungsrelevanten Aspekte im Denken und Fühlen über die Lebensspanne verändern, und welche Auswirkungen diese Veränderungen auf altersbedingte Unterschiede bei Risikoentscheidungen haben. Entgegen dem gängigen Stereotyp zeigt sich, dass ältere Erwachsene häufig risikofreudiger entscheiden als jüngere Erwachsene.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zentrum für Adaptive RationalitätMax-Planck-Institut für BildungsforschungBerlinDeutschland

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