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Unrealistic optimism prompts risky behavior

Via Eureka Alert here’s some research about college age drinkers and how an optimistic outlook on risk can increase the potential for harm.  The researchers argue:
In this study, many college students were unrealistically optimistic about the likelihood they would experience alcohol-related problems in the future. We found that this unrealistic optimism was positively associated with

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