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Stress and Temporal Discounting : Do Domains Matter ?

  title={Stress and Temporal Discounting : Do Domains Matter ?},
  author={Johannes Haushofer and Chaning Jang and John Lynham},
Recent work in behavioral economics has asked whether stress affects economic choice. Here we focus on the effects of stress on temporal discounting, for which previous studies have produced inconsistent results. We hypothesize that different types of stress may differentially affect discounting. To test this hypothesis, we conducted laboratory experiments in Nairobi, Kenya, in which we induce stress in three domains: social (Trier Social Stress test); physical (Cold Pressor Task); and economic… 

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