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Delay discounting (Psychology)


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    • Discounting, Delay (Psychology)
    • Discounting, Intertemporal (Psychology)
    • Intertemporal choice
    • Intertemporal discounting (Psychology)
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    • found: Work cat: Avsar, K.B. fMRI investigation of intertemporal discounting in schizophrenia, 2011:p. 8 (Delay discounting (DD) is an empirical construct based on the observation that as delays to receiving rewards increase, the valuation of rewards decreases, resulting in a preference for smaller, but more immediate rewards. In other words, a future reward must be of greater nominal value to be more attractive over an immediate reward)
    • found: Personality and individual differences, Dec. 2009:p. 973 (There has been discussion over the extent to which delay discounting--as prototypically shown by a preference for a smaller-sooner sum of money over a larger-later sum--measures the same kind of impulsive preferences that drive non-financial behavior. ... Given the choice, people generally prefer to receive pleasant things---such as money, food, or in the case of smokers, nicotine---sooner rather than later, and the attractiveness of a reward is reduced by increasing delay until its receipt)
    • found: Behavioral interventions, Feb. 2005:p. 102 (Delay discounting is a behavior analytic approach to understanding how different people make choices between smaller rewards given immediately and larger rewards given after a delay, to assess the degree of impulsivity or self-control)
    • found: Physiology & behavior, July 2010:p. 441 (The idea that people may prefer smaller immediate rewards over larger but delayed ones is also the construct that is central to delay discounting, where people are asked a series of questions regarding whether they would prefer a smaller, but more immediate reward, versus a larger, but more delayed reward)
    • found: Marketing letters, Dec. 2005:pp. 347-348 (The psychology of intertemporal discounting ... . Intertemporal choice refers to a choice between options whose consequences occur at different points in time. Examples of intertemporal choice include: Receiving 10 [dollars] today, or 12 [dollars] in a week, choosing between chocolate cake and fruit for dessert, saving versus spending money now, promising to write a journal article or teach an extra course in the next academic term, choosing a major in college, and deciding whether to smoke a cigarette. In each of these cases, a decision maker needs to trade off the utility (or value) of one outcome that is temporally proximal (typically immediate) with another one that is temporally distant)
    • notfound: APA dictionary of psychology, 2007;Colman, A.M. A dictionary of psychology, 2006;Reber, A.S. The Penguin dictionary of psychology, 2001
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    • BF505.D45
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    • 2013-08-20: new
    • 2014-01-17: revised
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