Physical and cognitive effort discounting of hypothetical monetary rywards
Paweł Ostaszewski , Przemysław Bąbel , Bartłomiej Swebodziński
AbstractEffort discounting refers to the decrease in the subjective value of a reward as the effort required to obtain the reward increases. The main aims of this study were to ascertain whether the amount of the reward affects the steepness of the effort discounting process for hypothetical monetary rewards, to identify whether this steepness depends on the type of effort that is required, and to determine whether the steepness of different types of effort covary at the individual level. Two types of effort were studied under hypothetical choice situations: physical effort and cognitive effort. Both physical and cognitive effort discounting were well described by the hyperbolic model. Large rewards were discounted less steeply than small rewards for both types of effort. This finding agrees with the results of prior studies which have found that larger rewards have greater motivational power. In addition, the steepness of physical effort discounting was positively correlated with the steepness of cognitive effort discounting, which suggests that the effort discounting process is a trait-like characteristic within an individual.
|Journal series||Japanese Psychological Research, ISSN 0021-5368, (A 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||effort discounting, physical effort, cognitive effort, magnitude effect|
|Publication indicators||: 2014 = 0.336; : 2013 = 0.397 (2) - 2013=0.458 (5)|
|Dorobek Naukowy - Preview URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Podglad.aspx?WpisID=13992|
|Dorobek Naukowy - Approve URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Biuro/ZatwierdzanieWpisu.aspx?WpisID=13992|
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