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5-18-07

Sound bite text: ISU psychologist to explain teens' risky decisions at national convention

"We're trying to get into their heads and look at what are they thinking about as they make these decisions when they're faced with a situation where they could decide to do something risky, or they could decide to that that activity is too risky -- that they don't want to get involved in it. So, it's actually a series of studies that we've done over the last 10 or 12 years, designed specifically to ask questions about what's going through their head, or what's not going through their head as they're making these decisions. And the what's not going through their head is a big part of the story."

Meg Gerrard, professor of psychology

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