Pessimism-optimism and risk taking in individual and group contexts

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LAMM, Helmut, Gisela TROMMSDORFF, Nathan KOGAN, 1970. Pessimism-optimism and risk taking in individual and group contexts. In: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 15(4), pp. 366-374. Available under: doi: 10.1037/h0029602

@article{Lamm1970Pessi-10181, title={Pessimism-optimism and risk taking in individual and group contexts}, year={1970}, doi={10.1037/h0029602}, number={4}, volume={15}, journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology}, pages={366--374}, author={Lamm, Helmut and Trommsdorff, Gisela and Kogan, Nathan} }

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