Sensation Seeking and Risky Behavior

Sensation Seeking and Risky Behavior

by Marvin Zuckerman, Marvin Zukerman
     
 

Risky behavior can be expression of a normal, genetically influenced personality trait, sensation seeking. Its expression in risky behaviors such as extreme and risky sports, vocations, substance abuse, unsafe sex, and crime, among others, is the topic of this fascination and accessible book. In Sensation Seeking and Risky Behavior, Marvin Zukerman offers a

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Risky behavior can be expression of a normal, genetically influenced personality trait, sensation seeking. Its expression in risky behaviors such as extreme and risky sports, vocations, substance abuse, unsafe sex, and crime, among others, is the topic of this fascination and accessible book. In Sensation Seeking and Risky Behavior, Marvin Zukerman offers a comprehensive view of the role of sensation seeking in a wide reange of behaviors, from risky driving and sports through substance abuse, sex, and crime or other antisocial behaviors. How the personality trait sensation seeking relates to these risky behaviors is described and expalined in terms of genetics, biology, attitudes, and expectancies. Insights into prevention and treatment of maladaptive forms of sensation seeking, like substance abuse and unsafe sexual activity, based on the published research, are offered. The author of this engagingly written book is one of the foremost experts in this important area of behavior.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591477389
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
12/15/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


List of Tables, Figures, and Exhibits     ix
Preface     xiii
Acknowledgments     xvii
Sensation Seeking     3
Sensation Seeking and Risk     51
Sensation Seeking and Risky Driving, Sports, and Vocations     73
Sensation Seeking and Substance Use and Abuse: Smoking, Drinking, and Drugs     107
Sensation Seeking and Sex     145
Sensation Seeking and Crime, Antisocial Behavior, and Delinquency     169
Prevention and Treatment of Unhealthy Risk-Taking Behavior     203
References     237
Author Index     283
Subject Index     295
About the Author     309

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