How do you classify a person who skydives, yet won't stand up to his/her boss? Is he/she a risk-taker? Understanding why we take some risks and yet avoid others is at the heart of risk management. Researchers at the University of Michigan have recently published a paper titled Towards the development of an evolutionary valid domain-specific risk-taking scale - an unwieldy title better explained in an article titled Not all risk is created equal by the University of Michigan News Service.
Thanks to Gila Pyke for passing this link along.