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Using the Cognitive-Affective Processing System to Better Understand Person and Situation Factors that Contribute to Risk-Taking Among Older Adolescents

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dc.contributor.advisor Morrongiello, Barbara
dc.contributor.author Zdzieborski, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-06T18:47:31Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-06T18:47:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-10
dc.date.created 2014-10-27
dc.date.issued 2015-01-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8661
dc.description.abstract The Cognitive-Affective Processing System (CAPS) was used to theoretically integrate and empirically examine the effect a number of person and situation factors (i.e., impulsivity, interpersonal traits, affect, and peer-based interpersonal situations) have on several forms of adolescent risk-taking. Participants (N = 251) completed a novel, video based assessment of risk-taking (i.e., the Risk-Taking Environment Simulation) under several peer-based interpersonal situations, each emphasizing a different interpersonal context: neutral, dominant-hostile, dominant-friendly, submissive-friendly, or submissive-hostile. Results indicated that although impulsivity significantly predicted risk-taking, interpersonal traits and affect accounted for additional variance in the models over and above impulsivity when predicting some, but not all forms of risk-taking. Additionally, except for physical and non-physical aggression, type of peer-based interpersonal situation did not significantly moderate risk-taking, nor did it significantly change or activate interpersonal traits and affect. Nevertheless, the changes in interpersonal traits and affect that did emerge were related to some forms of risk-taking under certain peer-based interpersonal situations. This approach and findings highlight how using the CAPS framework can be used to gain a fuller understanding of risk-taking. Implications for theory and interventions, as well as limitations and directions for future research, are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Risk-Taking en_US
dc.subject Interpersonal Traits en_US
dc.subject Affect en_US
dc.subject Adolescent en_US
dc.subject Cognitive-Affective Processing System en_US
dc.title Using the Cognitive-Affective Processing System to Better Understand Person and Situation Factors that Contribute to Risk-Taking Among Older Adolescents en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US


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