Intertemporal Choice Behavior in Emerging Adults and Adults: Effects of Age Interact with Alcohol Use and Family History Status

@article{Smith2015IntertemporalCB,
  title={Intertemporal Choice Behavior in Emerging Adults and Adults: Effects of Age Interact with Alcohol Use and Family History Status},
  author={Christopher T. Smith and Eleanor A. Steel and Michael H. Parrish and Mary Katherine Kelm and Charlotte A. Boettiger},
  journal={Frontiers in human neuroscience},
  year={2015},
  volume={9},
  pages={627}
}
Adults with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) show marked immediate reward selection (or "Now") bias in intertemporal choice tasks. This Now bias persists long into abstinence, suggesting an irreversible consequence of chronic alcohol abuse or a pre-existing AUD intermediate phenotype. However, some data show substantial Now bias among emerging adults (18-25… CONTINUE READING