Balloon Analogue Risk Task

Balloon Analogue Risk Task

Definition

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.

Domains

Risk taking

Administrations

Self administered

Assessment type

Cognitive

Assessment modes

Digital task

Eligibility

9 years and above

Estimated time

30 to 45 minutes

Attribution

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.