Predictors of Different Types of Decision-Making in Adolescence

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dc.contributor.author Doucette, Jesslyn
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-27T15:12:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-27T15:12:51Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10587/1142
dc.description.abstract The present study compared the performance of adults and adolescents on two types of decision-making tasks (intuitive vs. deliberative), as well as a number of psychosocial variables, to investigate whether different factors may predict different types of decision-making. Participants were divided into three groups: young adolescents (13-15 yrs), older adolescents (16-17 yrs), and adults (19 + yrs). The Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) measured intuitive based decision-making and a recent decision description task measured deliberative based decision-making. Results indicated a relationship between age with both decision-making tasks, as well as emotion regulation. As hypothesized, deliberative decision-making was predicted by future oriented thinking, independent of age. Intuitive decision-making ‘under ambiguity’ was predicted by age and sensation seeking. These results provide evidence of the existence of different types of decision-making and the idea that different factors predict each type. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Eskritt, Michelle
dc.title Predictors of Different Types of Decision-Making in Adolescence en_US

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