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OR26-72-1

COPING WITH COMPETITION, WINNING AND LOSING AND RISK TAKING IN YOUNG AND OLD AGE

[Speaker] Fulop, Marta:1
[Co-author] Molnar, Mark:1,2, Orosz, Gabor:1,2, Ivaskevics, Krisztián:1
1:Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary), 2:Eötvös Loránd University Institute of Psychology (Hungary)

This research is part of a bigger research project (OTKA K 104332) that aims to reveal both at the social psychological and brain physiological level the differences in risk taking and competition between young and old adults.

The goal of the present part of the research was to analyze age and gender related differences between old and young citizens that may shed light on their ability to cope with competitive situations, with winning and losing and to take decisions that imply risk.

Altogether 152 young adults and 214 old adults participated in the research. Their mean age was 24 and 71 years, respectively. The participants filled out the Multiple Competitive Attitude Scale (Orosz & Fülöp et al, 2015), the Coping with Winning and Losing Survey (Fülöp, Orosz, Ivaskevics, 2015) and the Risk Orientation Questionnaire (ROQ, Rohrmann, 2002). The presentation will focus on the age and gender related differences.
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