Time Pressure and Risk-Seeking


A request for unpublished work on the effects of time pressure on risk-seeking; Deadline 20 Jan 2022


AuthorELMAR Moderator

Our research team is currently conducting a meta-analysis on the effects of time pressure on risk-seeking. To this end, we request that any researchers who may have in-process unpublished work, manuscripts under review, or file drawer experiments or surveys related to this topic consider sharing their findings with us by January 20th, 2022.

Here are the criteria of the studies we are currently searching for:

  1. Time pressure can be both measured (e.g. through a “perceived time pressure” scale) or manipulated experimentally against either a control condition or other levels of time pressure (high vs low, high vs medium). Also, this manipulation can be either set objectively through a time constraint or subjectively, e.g. by telling respondents to make a choice as soon as possible or quickly;
  2. The measure of risk-seeking can involve (a) a preference/attitude towards a risky option or action (operationalized as a Likert scale), (b) a discreet choice between a safe/risk-averse and a risk-seeking option, or (c) the intensity of risky behaviour, such as the amount of money gambled, driving speed, jaywalking, etc. Note that we are interested in many behaviours across domains and contexts (e.g., lottery, gambles, auctions, driving, medical decision-making, etc.);
  3. We are also interested in retrieving studies looking at the effect of time pressure on negative affect (sadness, anxiety, stress, fear, etc.) and cognitive skills (attention, working memory, other analytical skills, etc.) and/or their effect on risk-seeking.

If you think that your studies fulfil these criteria, we kindly request to share the specific statistics needed for the meta-analysis, e.g. sample sizes, cell means and standard deviations, Pearson correlations coefficients, t-values, proportions, and basic elements of the experimental design. However, we are also open to receiving the original data or the draft of the manuscript from authors if they agree. Because this project is currently in a double-blind review process, we have chosen to maintain our anonymity and request interested researchers to send the information above, material, and/or any questions they might have to the following email address: tp.risk.meta@gmail.com.

Thanks in advance for your collaboration! We are happy to share our findings with anyone interested upon acceptance of the project.

[The posting author requested anonymity since this was requested in the review prociess – CH]