Gain and Loss Learning Differentially Contribute to Life Financial Outcomes

@inproceedings{Knutson2011GainAL,
  title={Gain and Loss Learning Differentially Contribute to Life Financial Outcomes},
  author={Brian Knutson and Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin and Camelia M. Kuhnen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
Emerging findings imply that distinct neurobehavioral systems process gains and losses. This study investigated whether individual differences in gain learning and loss learning might contribute to different life financial outcomes (i.e., assets versus debt). In a community sample of healthy adults (n = 75), rapid learners had smaller debt-to-asset ratios overall. More specific analyses, however, revealed that those who learned rapidly about gains had more assets, while those who learned… CONTINUE READING

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