Significance of a behavioral economic index of reward value in predicting drinking problem resolution.

@article{Tucker2006SignificanceOA,
  title={Significance of a behavioral economic index of reward value in predicting drinking problem resolution.},
  author={Jalie A Tucker and Rudy E. Vuchinich and Bethany C Black and Paula D Rippens},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={317-26}
}
This study investigated whether a behavioral economic index of the value of rewards available over different time horizons improved prediction of drinking outcomes beyond established biopsychosocial predictors. Preferences for immediate drinking versus more delayed rewards made possible by saving money were determined from expenditures prior to resolution attempts by problem drinkers with different help-seeking experiences (N = 144). As hypothesized, stable resolutions over a 2-year follow-up… CONTINUE READING