Impulsivity [electronic resource] : the behavioral and neurological science of discounting / edited by Gregory J. Madden and Warren K. Bickel.

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Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, c2010.
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Decision making -- Psychological aspects.
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"Impulsivity: The Behavioral and Neurological Science of Discounting explores the basis for the seemingly universal tendency to devalue rewards or punishments that are not immediately available. When confronted with any number of behavioral choices-such as whether to use drugs, gamble, remain faithful to a partner, or overeat-individuals can opt for one of two outcomes: an immediate benefit, such as getting high, or a delayed or probabilistic benefit, such as health, money saved, or the satisfaction of a good life. This volume is an approachable, comprehensive overview of the behavioral science and neuroscience of these impulsive choices and their relation to delay discounting-the tendency to devalue temporally distant rewards or punishments, even though they may greatly outbalance the immediate benefit of our choices. The distinguished researchers who contributed to this volume have documented cross-species similarities in impulsive decision making and have pioneered the neuroscience of impulsive choice. They provide insights into relatively harmless impulsive acts as well as those that dominate and destroy lives. They ask whether impulsivity and risk taking are traits or states; explore the neuroscience, neuroeconomics, and computational modeling of neural systems underlying impulsivity; and examine the relation between impulsivity and addictions, health decision making, altruism, and attention-deficit disorder. Theoretical debates regarding the origins of impulsivity round out this text, which will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in psychology, behavioral economics, psychopharmacology, behavioral analysis and therapy, and the science of decision making"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
Part I. Methods, models and findings
A delay-discounting primer / Gregory J. Madden and Patrick S. Johnson
Delay discounting: state and trait variable / Amy L. Odum and Ana A.L. Baumann
Experimental and correlational analyses of delay and probability discounting / Leonard Green and Joel Myerson
Part II. Neuroscience of discounting and risk taking
The neural and neurochemical basis of delay discounting / Catharine A. Winstanley
Neural models of delay discounting / A. David Redish and Zeb Kurth-Nelson
Neuroeconomics of risk-sensitive decision making / Sarah R. Heilbronner, Benjamin Y. Hayden, and Michael L. Platt
Part III. Discounting and addictive disorders
Delay discounting and substance abuse
Dependence / Richard Yi, Suzanne H. Mitchell, and Warren K. Bickel
Drug effects on delay discounting / Harriet de Wit and Suzanne H. Mitchell
Delay discounting as a predictor of drug abuse / Marilyn E. Carroll, Justin J. Anker, Jami L. Mach ... and others
Discounting and pathological gambling / Nancy M. Petry and Gregory J. Madden
Part IV. Discounting and the human condition
Role of time and delay in health decision making / Jalie A. Tucker, Cathy A. Simpson, and Yulia A. Khodneva
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and discounting: multiple minor traits and states / Jonathan Williams
Part V. Empirical and theoretical extensions
The adaptive nature of impulsivity / Jeffrey R. Stevens and David W. Stephens
Recursive self-prediction as a proximate cause of impulsivity: the value of a bottom-up model / George Ainslie
The extended self / Howard Rachlin and Bryan A. Jones.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2010. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2010 dcunns
Madden, Gregory J. (Gregory Jude)
Bickel, Warren K.
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