Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
The goal of this paper is to analyze if emphasizing specific pieces of information during risky situations will influence adolescents’ decision making and whether the size of the reward can change the influence the of the emphasized information. Adolescents demonstrate a heightened reward-seeking behavior and reliance on verbatim-based processing, which often leads to risky decisions. This paper suggests that the emphasis of specific details do influence the decision making of adolescents and can either lead to more or less risky decisions based on the information that is emphasized. Additionally, this paper suggests that the size of the potential rewards may influence the impact that the emphasized information may have on adolescents’ decision-making.
Brady, Eamon, "Influencing Behavior: The Impact of Emphasizing Information on the Risky Decision-Making of Adolescents" (2021). CMC Senior Theses. 2810.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.