Wednesday, August 29, 2007

What Type of Person Takes Risks?

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For some related reading, check out Bruce Schneier's essay on 'Why the Human Brain is a Poor Judge of Risk'.