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ERIC Number: EJ853170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Altering the Magnitude of Delay Discounting by Pathological Gamblers
Dixon, Mark R.; Holton, Bethany
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v42 n2 p269-275 Sum 2009
The present study explored the delay discounting of future and past monetary rewards by pathological gamblers. Using a multiple baseline design, following repeated exposure to choices between smaller immediate and larger delayed consequences, participants completed a relational responding task that attempted to alter the psychological functions of irrelevant stimuli and to affect subsequent delay discounting. Results support previous literature on the discounting of delayed consequences by pathological gamblers, illustrate that the discounting of past rewards occurs in a similar fashion to the well-documented literature on the discounting of future rewards, and that magnitude of discounting can be altered. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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