The Psychology Behind Taking Risks

Jan 9, 2015
Making bets isn't an unusual occurrence and it's even encouraged in many areas. Places like casinos and racing tracks all encourage a bit of gambling. Here, Veritasium takes it to the streets to see just how much people are willing to wager.

While being offered 10, 15, and 20 dollars, strangers are asked if they're willing to bet on a coin to win the money or give up 10 dollars. Treating the bet as an allegory for taking risk in life, the way people respond invokes a very interesting thought.
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