Temporal and probabilistic discounting of rewards in children and adolescents: effects of age and ADHD symptoms.

@article{Scheres2006TemporalAP,
  title={Temporal and probabilistic discounting of rewards in children and adolescents: effects of age and ADHD symptoms.},
  author={Anouk Scheres and Marianne Dijkstra and Eleanor Ainslie and Jaclyn Balkan and Brady A. Reynolds and Edmund Sonuga-Barke and F. Xavier Castellanos},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 11},
  pages={2092-103}
}
This study investigated whether age and ADHD symptoms affected choice preferences in children and adolescents when they chose between (1) small immediate rewards and larger delayed rewards and (2) small certain rewards and larger probabilistic uncertain rewards. A temporal discounting (TD) task and a probabilistic discounting (PD) task were used to measure the degree to which the subjective value of a large reward decreased as one had to wait longer for it (TD), and as the probability of… CONTINUE READING