HES 362 - Child Development Flashcards

Risk-Taking Behaviors

the willingness to venture into the unknown. An eagerness to try
something new and different without putting the primary focus on
success or failure. Learning is the reward of taking risks.

What are the three levels of risk-taking behaviors?

1. High Level- The
Unhibited risk-taker and the
Analytical risk-taker
2. Middle Level- the
Cautious risk-taker
3. Low Level- the
Non- risk-taker

Unihibited Risk-Taker

is the most eager and willing to experience new learning. Views
learning as its own reward.

Analytical Risk-Taker

is eager and willing to experience new learning and sees it as its
own reward. Will study the situation and analyze important factors
before engaging in the task.

Cautious Risk-Taker

is interested in new learning but is less willing to take the initial
risk. Is willing to watch others begin the experience. Self doubts
cause hesitation.

Inhibited Risk-Taker

Wants guarantees and assurances of what is expected and what effect
it will have. Overly concerned with getting it right.


New learning experiences are avoided. Performs minimal tasks only to
avoid problems with teachers or parents.

What are the problem solving steps from a risk-taker?

1. Understand the problem
2. Devise a plan
3. carry out the plan
4. Evaluate the results