It is intuitive that most people would be less likely to take risks after an unexpected loss. What happens after a surprising win?

It turns out that the very same trend applies, according to Case Western Reserve University psychologist Heath Demaree. In other words, it’s not whether you win or lose, but whether the outcome is expected. People appear to decrease their risk-taking levels after experiencing any surprising outcome – even positive ones. –Case Western Reserve University press release

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story about someone who wins and then becomes afraid to take any more risks.

Journaling Prompt: Does winning make you more or less cautious?

Art Prompt: Surprise Victory

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about the relationship of risk to success. Convince your audience that they need to continue taking risks even after experiencing success.

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6 Responses to Prompt #562 Surprise Victory

  1. Emily Stoik says:

    So true! I really connect with this because I love to write SO much!! πŸ™‚

  2. Very interesting!
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  3. Amy Koch Johnson says:

    This is interesting. Something to ponder.

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