Does living in the United States promote teenage risk taking?

20 octubre 2015

Teenagers are known for taking unnecessary risks, from reckless driving to smoking marijuana, but some seek out risky experiences more than others. A new study of sensation-seeking behavior shows that children growing up in the United States versus Puerto Rico were more likely to seek out new and risky behaviors. Results of the study are the first to look at sensation-seeking patterns in young children and teenagers.