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Publications [#335709] of Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin

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  1. Seaman, KL; Green, MA; Shu, S; Samanez-Larkin, GR (2018). Individual differences in loss aversion and preferences for skewed risks across adulthood.. Psychology and Aging, 33(4), 654-659. [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/05/19)

    Abstract:
    In a previous study, we found adult age differences in the tendency to accept more positively skewed gambles (with a small chance of a large win) than other equivalent risks, or an age-related positive-skew bias. In the present study, we examined whether loss aversion explained this bias. A total of 508 healthy participants (ages 21-82) completed measures of loss aversion and skew preference. Age was not related to loss aversion. Although loss aversion was a significant predictor of gamble acceptance, it did not influence the age-related positive-skew bias. (PsycINFO Database Record


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