Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


47th Annual Convention; Online; 2021

All times listed are Eastern time (GMT-4 at the time of the convention in May).

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Paper Session #118
Interventions to Reduce Discounting
Saturday, May 29, 2021
3:30 PM–3:55 PM
Area: EAB
Instruction Level: Intermediate
Chair: Sara Peck (USU)
Interventions to Reduce Discounting
Domain: Basic Research
SARA PECK (Utah State University), Gregory J. Madden (Utah State University)
Abstract: Due to the maladaptive proclivities related to steep delay discounting, interventions have been developed to reduce discounting. Although a vast literature is dedicated to delay discounting, far less attention has been given to effort discounting. Effort discounting is correlated with maladaptive outcomes, similar to delay discounting. Research regarding the relation between effort- and delay-discounting within individuals is discrepant, which may be due a lack of standardized effort discounting tasks employed with humans and nonhumans. Interventions that have been successful at reducing delay discounting have been applied to effort discounting across humans and nonhumans. Methods of assessing both forms of discounting, relations among effort- and delay-discounting, and interventions to reduce discounting will be presented on and discussed.



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