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Probability and delay discounting of hypothetical sexual outcomes



Probability and delay discounting of hypothetical sexual outcomes



Behavioural Processes 84(3): 687-692



The present study used the discounting procedure to characterize choice behaviors regarding hypothetical sexual outcomes. Eighty-six adult undergraduate students completed computerized delay and probability discounting tasks concerning hypothetical money and hypothetical sexual activity. Consistent with other discounting findings, hyperbolic and hyperbola-like decay models described individual and group median indifference point data well. These findings contribute to a growing literature on the relevance of the discounting procedure to decision-making processes and suggest that the discounting procedure may be useful for understanding the processes that underlie social problem behaviors associated with impulsive sexual decisions.

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PMID: 20385215

DOI: 10.1016/j.beproc.2010.04.002


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