Impulsivity: How Time and Risk Influence Decision Making

Impulsivity: How Time and Risk Influence Decision Making

by Jeffrey R. Stevens (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319847269
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 07/20/2018
Series: Nebraska Symposium on Motivation , #64
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Stevens is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at The University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He received his Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior at the University of Minnesota in 2002. He then received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. From 2006-2011, he was a research scientist in the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany. In addition to being a faculty member in the Department of Psychology, he is also a core faculty member of the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior. Dr. Stevens' research integrates cognitive and evolutionary perspectives to study decision making in humans and other animals. He uses theoretical, experimental, and comparative methods to model and empirically investigate the cognitive processes organisms use when making decisions. He is currently editor-in-chief of Frontiers in Comparative Psychology.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Many Faces of Impulsivity
Jeffrey R. Stevens




Chapter 2: Delay of Gratification: Explorations of How and Why Children Wait and its Linkages to Outcomes over the Lifecourse
Philip K. Peake




Chapter 3: From Risk and Time Preferences to Cultural Models of Causality: On the Challenges and Possibilities of Field Experiments, with Examples from Rural southwestern Madagascar
Bram Tucker




Chapter 4: A Fuzzy Trace Theory of Risk and Time Preferences in Decision Making: Integrating Cognition and Motivation
Shahin Rahimi-Golkhandan, David M. N. Garavito, Bertrand B. Reyna-Brainerd, Valerie F. Reyna




Chapter 5: Devaluation of Outcomes Due to their Cost: Extending Discounting Models beyond Delay
Suzanne H. Mitchell




Chapter 6: Engaging and Exploring: Cortical Circuits for Adaptive Foraging Decisions
David L. Barack and Michael L. Platt




Chapter 7: Dissecting Impulsivity: Brain Mechanisms and Neuropsychiatric Implications
Trevor W. Robbins and JW Dalley




Chapter 8: Toward Narrative Theory: Interventions for Reinforcer Pathology in Health Behaviors
Warren K. Bickel, Jeffrey S. Stein, Lara N. Moody, Sarah E. Snider, Alexandra M. Mellis, & Amanda J. Quisenberry

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