Sensation Seeking, Anxiety, and Risk Taking in the Israeli Context

  • Steven E. Hobfoll
  • T. Rom
  • Bernard Segal


Sensation seeking may be viewed as the need or tendency for individuals to seek novel or risky stimulating experiences. Research on sensation seeking suggests that, as a general drive or desire, if other exciting avenues were available to youth, these might also be pursued. For example, a number of studies have shown that participation in risky occupations or sports is related to high sensation seeking (Bacon, 1974; Hymbaugh & Garret, 1974). Sensation seeking may even be related to positive traits of curiosity and self-exploration (Segal, Cromer, Hobfoll, & Wasserman, in 1982 a,b; Segal, Huba, & Singer, 1980).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven E. Hobfoll
    • 1
  • T. Rom
    • 2
  • Bernard Segal
    • 2
  1. 1.Ben Gurion University of the NegevBeershevaIsrael
  2. 2.University of AlaskaAnchorageUSA

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