Sensation Seeking and Risky Driving, Sports, and Vocations.

  • Zuckerman M
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Abstract

The three areas of risk in this chapter are related to physical risk either to oneself or others, but other types of risk are also involved. For instance, in the case of driving there are legal and financial risks in addition to the risk of physical harm in accidents. Engaging in extreme, risky sports is not common, but driving is something done on an almost daily basis by a large part of the population. It is a natural area for the expression of sensation seeking needs in the style of driving. Specific risky sports such as mountain climbing, skydiving, downhill skiing, and auto racing are considered. Risky vocations such as military and paramilitary vocations, firefighters, and police officers are also examined.

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  • Marvin Zuckerman

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