Value for the future and preventive health behavior.

@article{Chapman2001ValueFT,
  title={Value for the future and preventive health behavior.},
  author={Gretchen B Chapman and Noel T Brewer and Elliot J. Coups and Susan W. Brownlee and Howard Leventhal and Elaine A. Leventhal},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Applied},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={
          235-50
        }
}
Many everyday decisions require trade-offs between immediate and delayed benefits. Although much research has assessed discounting of delayed outcomes by using hypothetical scenarios, little research has examined whether these discounting measures correspond to real-world behavior. Three studies examined the relationship between scenario measures of time preference and preventive health behaviors that require an upfront cost to achieve a long-term benefit. Responses to time preference scenarios… CONTINUE READING

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