Delay discounting of real and hypothetical rewards.

  title={Delay discounting of real and hypothetical rewards.},
  author={Gregory J. Madden and Andrea M Begotka and Bethany R Raiff and Lana L Kastern},
  journal={Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology},
  volume={11 2},
The degree to which real and hypothetical rewards were discounted across delays ranging from 6 hr to 1 year was explored in a within-subjects design. An adjusting-amounts procedure was used to estimate the subjective value of real and hypothetical rewards at each delay. A hyperbolic discounting function provided a significantly better fit to individual participants' preferences than did an exponential function. No significant effect of reward type on degree of hyperbolic discounting or area… CONTINUE READING

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