Year of selection 2012
Institution Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Are you a risk taker? That probably depends on both the situation and your biology. Dr. Frances Chen compares whether being alone or in a group when a stressful event occurs triggers different kinds of risk taking. She is also investigating whether oxytocin—a hormone relating to social interaction—influences people’s willingness to take social risks.
The knowledge gained from this rare pairing of complementary approaches may prove useful for medical professionals, managers faced with employee stress, or even people working with risk in their jobs.
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