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Perceptions of Altruistic and Criminal Behavior
There has been a recent resurgence of interest in the psychology of good and evil (Miller, 2005). While the study of altruistic behavior is primarily the domain of social psychologists, criminologists and psychopathologists ...
Gambling in Pigeons.
Gambling behavior has the potential for real-life maladaptive consequences. Understanding the environment which fosters gambling behavior is a first step towards developing a possible treatment option. The purpose of the ...
A New Method for Quantifying Outcomes in Discounting.
Discounting has been defined as a decrease in the subjective value of an outcome as the delay to or uncertainty of receiving the outcome increases. Previous research has not quantified consumable and non-consumable outcomes ...
Discounting of Delayed and Probabilistic Rewards in Gambling and Non-Gambling College Students.
Individuals make decisions that involve delayed and/or uncertain outcomes on a daily basis. Previous research has found that instituting a delay to receiving a reward systematically decreases the subjective value of that ...
Temporal Discounting of Various Gift Card Types.
Although several studies have examined how individuals discount various consumable outcomes, researchers have yet to compare various conditioned reinforcers (i.e. exchangeable for a variety of goods). The present study ...
The Value of Working Compared to Gambling : Are College Students Risk Takers?
Pathological gambling, labeled a disorder by the American Psychological Association, is responsible for maladaptive consequences in over eighteen percent of the U.S. adult population. Given the limited understanding of ...