Delay of gratification and delay discounting in rats.

  title={Delay of gratification and delay discounting in rats.},
  author={Brady A. Reynolds and Harriet de Wit and J Barrett Richards},
  journal={Behavioural processes},
  volume={59 3},
Delay discounting (DD) and delay of gratification (DG) are two measures of impulsive behavior often viewed as reflecting the same or equivalent processes. However, there are some key differences in the contingencies of reinforcement between the procedures that may have implications for understanding impulsivity. This study used DD and DG procedures to determine if differences in contingencies of reinforcement specified by DD and DG alters how much organisms discount the value of delayed… CONTINUE READING