Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
- Impulsivity is defined as choosing a smaller-sooner choice over a more rational larger-later choice.
- Most delay discounting studies only investigate magnitude differences in the same reward.
- Cross-commodity discounting consists of providing the opportunity for subjects to choose between a low quality reward that is available almost immediately and a higher quality reward that is available at a time delay. We will model this in an animal model with rats who have a choice between a relatively small amount of alcohol immediately and a relatively large amount of food at a delay.
Stuart, Isabella, "The Effects of Nicotine on Maladaptive Alcohol Drinking" (2018). Research on Capitol Hill. Paper 88.