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(p. 40) Risk-Taking Behaviors across the Transition from Adolescence to Young Adulthood 

(p. 40) Risk-Taking Behaviors across the Transition from Adolescence to Young Adulthood
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(p. 40) Risk-Taking Behaviors across the Transition from Adolescence to Young Adulthood
Author(s):

Elizabeth K. Reynolds

, Jessica F. Magidson

, Linda C. Mayes

, and Carl W. Lejuez

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195332711.003.0003
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date: 16 August 2018

This chapter considers key risk-taking behaviors specific to emerging young adults with a focus on substance use, risky sexual activity, and delinquent behaviors (e.g., gambling, reckless driving). It begins with a sample case vignette anda review of prevalence/epidemiology, etiology across various domains of biology andbehavior, leading into state of the art assessment strategies for understanding, predicting, and preventing risk behavior. Finally, we conclude with asynthesis of the previous sections and relevant practice guidelines.

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