Discounting of Delayed and Probabilistic Rewards in Gambling and Non-Gambling College Students.
Newquist, Matthew H.
Holt, Daniel D.
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Holt, Green, & Myerson (2003) found college-aged gamblers and non-gamblers to be indistinguishable in terms of delay discounting. This suggests that, with positive outcomes, gamblers and non-gamblers are similar in terms of ability to delay gratification. Holt et al. also found that gamblers discount probabilistic rewards less steeply than non-gamblers. These findings indicate that, with positive outcomes, gamblers are more willing to take risk than non-gamblers. The present study extends the discounting research with gamblers to include losses as an outcome.
Delay of gratification
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Color poster with text and graphs describing research conducted by Matthew H. Newquist, advised by Daniel D. Holt.