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6-13 910am Tommy, thrill seekers

Jun 13, 2014|

Tommy talks to Avidan Milevsky, Psychology Professor at Kutztown University, about why some people are thrill seekers

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Automatically Generated Transcript (may not be 100% accurate)

I could -- -- -- and molest ski associate professor of psychology at Kutztown Kutztown University. I morning professor -- on -- -- thanks taking time tell me about. Thrill seekers and what makes some people. Diet to jump out of a perfectly good airplane and others just who wouldn't do it because they would be afraid they would die. So this is definitely something internal and individual. And it's an element of personalities psychologists call that he sensation seeking personality. There are certain people on it and maybe some genetics to -- -- some kind of early childhood environment. There are more likely to take these kinds of risks so they're more likely to bungee jumping. And they're more likely to do I coasting through these kind of like jumping out of planes and parachuting. But also likely to try new things there's a new food and so we are -- restaurants. They tried it out. The efficiency and personality people are more likely to try new wood and an exhilarating experiences and it's it's it's in glee in the personality. Have date. I've ever done any research to see if if you're like this year like -- isn't and never changes. With the kind of content with the development of peace obviously adolescents. Are more likely doom these kind of things than adults or younger children it is -- it is a development of peace to. But there's also personality part of -- so for example. The President Bush and doesn't that night indeed I can only imagine what you do get eighteen in terms of sensation seeking activities or Tokyo as. The personality of it and then also yet the development -- being an adolescent. Stated. If you could only imagine I think that he was involved forget that is definitely -- -- -- -- you're doing it early in life. Chances are -- your life -- including part of your personality and -- an -- you're also going to be doing some kind of sensation seeking activity. -- -- question I have is you know in the case of George Bush -- and you can't talk about him individually but I think -- Manley shot. Out of a plane twice. On tour and world war two and I just wondered if surviving that gave him this thrill seeking thing or maybe the reason he got up and play in the first place was because he was seeking thrills. I think you're right about that and he chose to go to and then let's start supposedly after the Pearl Harbor when he made that decision. So again making the decision to join the navy. And then fly planes and going down the bombings worries that it's definitely an element of that kind of personalities so they I really think it's case. He chose that kind of environment. That may have been produced in need to jump out of planes so there really isn't actually that made the -- -- in going personality of sensation seeking. Does this -- did distribute out along a bell curve where when you're young you'll do it and then when you have seen for example bungee jumping jumping out of a plane. I would have done had no hearty -- needy kids -- you decide you know a lot of the worst happens I can't really take these kind of risks but then when kids get. Grown up you've figured you know what I'm 71 and not. So you can definitely that you yourself -- -- -- we call it situational factors. So you have this inquiry personality. But -- the situation that you're in. Compel you to do until but definitely a good example someone's an excellent very talkative outgoing. You wouldn't advocate at a funeral chances in the left ankle. Not -- not just the person sitting at a table except that operate under the outgoing the door of the gone out the door. Exactly but the bottom line this situation -- the fuel compel someone naturally is outgoing. Too -- to be quite looked to be a bit more reserved. So you if you have children now and you naturally happens sensation seeking personality. But you take into account yet polite and -- children want to single the more. Toned down to the situations sometimes compel people to work against their personality in some ways. Have you ever done anything like that. Absolutely not -- -- complete that they tremendous sensation seeking sitting in the evening with a magazine and expand on the field. -- -- When I did that bungee jump I'm telling you this had -- wired up for two weeks. Unfortunately I realized immediately after I'd done it that I'd I'd I'd trust in my life and trust in my life to -- -- will the end. And Bubba and whoever else and I'm wondering boy that was pretty nuts you don't talk that equipment had been tested or not give people generally set. Whatever it is they wanna do or do they kind of rush into it. So I think that upward development and possibly your teenager or young adult. You're you're Netflix would even think about these kind of things that gives you -- -- would jump like that kind of personality that I'm surprised that you didn't I think. Your personality. And the world it's a -- -- -- environment. And making this decision secret lives what we consider high efficiency are so I'm not surprised that you beat someone who would get involved and -- -- -- to -- -- I want to I really do but but it went out what are really wanna do is free fall where you just fly through the air from what 5000 feet and then you pull a report. They're gonna get a New Zealand -- we have these great kind of -- jumping trains is so really try that next time. I -- thank you professor appreciate I appreciate it have a good day -- in Gillespie associate professor of psychology at Kutztown University having fathers if appropriate as a when he's gone so we'll have to send it to him in an email.

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