Do Women Appear More Risk Adverse Than Men On The College Atmosphere?

2168 WordsSep 16, 20169 Pages
Introduction The topic of this article is the risk biases of the college student population with respect to gender. Phycology has found that “some people take all kinds of risks, whilst others focus more on safely steering clear of them.” (changing minds). This idea is called risk bias and explains why some people are risk seeking and others are risk avoiding. This article hopes to clarify and possibly answer the two questions. Firstly, this study will inquiry the following: Do women appear more risk adverse than men in the college atmosphere? The psychology of risk bias itself is a complex subject which has many factors requiring consideration while analyzing. These factors include some of the following: genetics, metal stability, and perceived power of the risk taker. Genetics has been an advancing field which has seen great progress in recent decades. Scientist have been able to map the human genome and analyze each part of DNA. Scientist have found “being a risk taker has been linked to a certain DNA change in the DRD4” (the tech.org). Genetics being a factor is risk-related behaviors, such as smoking, is one example of how complex and varied topics the study of risk bias covers. The hopes of this article is to determine if gender is yet another factor in the lengthy list of factors in risk bias. The second question is what underlying reasons exist to explain this phenomena of different risk behavior, or lack thereof, in gender? This study focuses not only

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