Wouter van den Bos led the study. The study involved 50 people from ages 8-25 years old. Each individual was asked the same question;"Would you rather have €20 ($30.34) now or €50 ($75.85) in a month? As expected, the impatient adolescents mostly opted for the instant cash."
Researchers say that teenagers are reckless because they underestimate their risks. When teens take a step back and think about their decision they can make a rational choice and act like adults.