Out-of-bounds behaviour: When risk-taking becomes reckless

People younger than 25, those with sensitive dopamine systems, or young men are the most likely to engage in risky behaviour, according to UBC psychology professor Stanley Floresco.

In an interview with The Province, Floresco explained that risk-takers experience a rush–a hit of dopamine–after the danger has passed, and this motivates them to seek the same thrills over and over again.

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