Self‐regulation predicts risk‐taking through people's time horizon

Angelo Panno, Antonio Pierro, Marco Lauriola
Published Online:
11 Nov 2013
Volume/Issue No:
Volume 49 Issue 3

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In the context of decision‐making research, people's regulatory orientation mode (i.e., assessment and locomotion modes) has been included among the most prominent individual difference variables, which may potentially account for choice behaviour. Thus, the main objective of our experiment was to investigate the relations between habitual use of regulatory mode and risk‐taking through people's time horizon. Risk‐taking was appraised using a behavioural measure (i.e., BART) 1 month following evaluation of habitual use of regulatory mode. The findings revealed a significant negative association between the assessment mode and risk‐taking through individual differences in time horizon.

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