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Behav Brain Sci. 2017 Jan;40:e316. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X17000875.

The behavioral constellation of deprivation may be best understood as risk management.

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1
Yale University,Department of Anthropology,New Haven,CT 06511.dorsa.amir@yale.eduhttp://www.dorsaamir.com.
2
Yale University,Department of Psychology,New Haven,CT 06511.matthew.jordan@yale.eduhttp://campuspress.yale.edu/mattjordan/.

Abstract

Although the authors make a compelling case that early-life deprivation leads to present orientation, we believe that such behaviors may be better understood in terms of an underlying risk-management strategy, in which those who experience such deprivation are more risk-averse. The model we sketch accommodates the authors' present-orientation observations and further explains differences in risk preferences and social preferences.

PMID:
29342746
DOI:
10.1017/S0140525X17000875
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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