Hyperactivity and delay aversion--I. The effect of delay on choice.

  title={Hyperactivity and delay aversion--I. The effect of delay on choice.},
  author={Edmund Sonuga-Barke and Eric Taylor and Sundeep Sembi and Jamie E. Smith},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  volume={33 2},
Two experiments are reported in which hyperactive and control children repeatedly chose between small immediate and large delayed rewards. In experiment 1, the best choice option was manipulated by varying levels of delay after reward delivery. In experiment 2 it was manipulated by changing the economic constraint (10 minutes or 20 trials). Both groups were equally efficient at earning points under most conditions, but hyperactive children exhibited a maladaptive preference for the small reward… CONTINUE READING
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