Balloon Analogue Risk Task

Balloon Analogue Risk Task


The BART is a computerized, laboratory-based measure that involves actual risky behavior for which, similar to real-world situations, riskiness is rewarded up until a point at which further riskiness results in poorer outcomes. Lejuez et al. (2002) developed the BART to overcome difficulties inherent in self-report measures of clinical risk taking.


Risk taking


Self administered

Assessment type


Assessment modes

Digital task


9 years and above

Estimated time

30 to 45 minutes


Lejuez, C. W., Read, J. P., Kahler, C. W., Richards, J. B., Ramsey, S. E., Stuart, G. L., Strong, D. R., & Brown, R. A. (2002). Evaluation of a behavioral measure of risk taking: the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART). Journal of experimental psychology. Applied, 8(2), 75–84.