Do pretty women inspire men to discount the future?

@article{Wilson2004DoPW,
  title={Do pretty women inspire men to discount the future?},
  author={Margo I. Wilson and Martin Daly},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={271 Suppl 4},
  pages={S177-9}
}
Organisms 'discount the future' when they value imminent goods over future goods. Optimal discounting varies: selection should favour allocations of effort that effectively discount the future relatively steeply in response to cues promising relatively good returns on present efforts. However, research on human discounting has hitherto focused on stable individual differences rather than situational effects. In two experiments, discounting was assessed on the basis of choices between a smaller… CONTINUE READING
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