CAPER research in the domain of risk taking processes focuses on the development of risk taking across the lifespan using novel behavioral paradigms. These efforts are highlighted by a ten-year longitudinal investigation that will further develop and test behavioral measures of risk taking as prospective predictors of HIV-risk behavior, considering the role of genetic and environmental variables both at the level of self-report and novel in-vivo assessment.
De Los Reyes, A., Reynolds, E. K., Wang, F., MacPherson, L., & Lejuez, C. W. (2010). Discrepancy between how children perceive their own alcohol risk and how they perceive alcohol risk for other children longitudinally predicts alcohol use. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 1061-1066.
Reynolds, E. K., MacPherson, L., Matusiewicz, A. K, Francis, W. M., & Lejuez, C. W. (in press). Discrepancy between Mother and Child Reports of Parental Monitoring Knowledge and the Relation to Risk Behavior Engagement. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
MacPherson, L., Magidson, J.M., Reynolds, E. K., Kahler, C. W., & Lejuez, C.W. (2010). Changes in Sensation Seeking and Risk-taking Propensity Predict Increases in Alcohol Use among Early Adolescents. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 34, 1400-1408.
MacPherson, L., Reynolds, E. K., Daughters, S. B., Wang, F., Cassidy, J., Mayes, L. C., & Lejuez, C. W. (2010). Positive and Negative Reinforcement Underlying Risk Behavior in Early Adolescents. Prevention Science, 331-342.
Crowley, M. Wu, J., Crutcher, C., Bailey, C. A., Lejuez, C. W., & Mayes, L. C. (2009). Risk-taking and the feedback negativity response to loss among at-risk adolescents. Developmental Neuroscience, 31, 137-148.
Daughters, S.B., Reynolds, E.K., MacPherson, L., Kahler, C.W., Zvolensky, M. J., Danielson, C. K. & Lejuez, C.W. (2009). Distress tolerance and early adolescent externalizing and internalizing symptoms: The moderating role of gender and ethnicity. Behavior Research and Therapy, 47, 98-105.
Lejuez, C. W., Read, J. P., Kahler, C. W., Richards, J. B., Ramsey, S. E., Stuart, G. L., Strong, D. R., & Brown, R. A. (2002). Evaluation of a behavioral measure of risk-taking: The Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 8, 75-84.Funding: