Effort Discounting Task

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Effort Discount Task - English

A measure of Effort Discounting by Botvinick et al (2009), whereby the value of a reward is discounted by the amount of effort required to obtain it.
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Botvinick MM, Huffstetler S, McGuire JT (2009) Effort discounting in human nucleus accumbens. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 9:16–27.

Ghods-Sharifi, S., Floresco, S., & Blumberg, Mark S. (2010). Differential Effects on Effort Discounting Induced by Inactivations of the Nucleus Accumbens Core or Shell. Behavioral Neuroscience, 124(2), 179-191.

Malesza, M., & Ostaszewski, P. (2013). Relations between Cloninger's Dimensions of Temperament and Steepness of Delay and Effort Discounting of Monetary Rewards. Psychological Reports, 112(3), 694-705.

Massar, Libedinsky, Weiyan, Huettel, & Chee. (2015). Separate and overlapping brain areas encode subjective value during delay and effort discounting. NeuroImage, 120, 104-113.

Wojciech Białaszek, Przemysław Marcowski, & Paweł Ostaszewski. (2017). Physical and cognitive effort discounting across different reward magnitudes: Tests of discounting models. PLoS ONE, 12(7), E0182353.

Malesza, M. (2018). The effects of potentially real and hypothetical rewards on effort discounting in a student sample. Personality and Individual Differences, .