Effort Expenditure for Reward Task

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Effort Expenditure for Reward Task

The Effort Expenditure for Reward Task as described in Treadway et al (2009) measuring motivation and anhedonia.
Duration: 22 minutes
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Last Updated
May 15, 2024, 5:04PM
May 15, 2024, 5:04PM


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Treadway MT, Buckholtz JW, Schwartzman AN, Lambert WE, Zald DH (2009) Worth the ‘EEfRT’? The Effort Expenditure for Rewards Task as an Objective Measure of Motivation and Anhedonia. PLoS ONE 4(8): e6598. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006598

Wardle, M., Treadway, M., & De Wit, H. (2012). Caffeine increases psychomotor performance on the effort expenditure for rewards task. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 102(4), 526-31.

Barch, D., Treadway, M., Schoen, N., & Goodman, Sherryl. (2014). Effort, Anhedonia, and Function in Schizophrenia: Reduced Effort Allocation Predicts Amotivation and Functional Impairment. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123(2), 387-397.

Hughes, D., Yates, M., Morton, E., & Smillie, L. (2015). Asymmetric frontal cortical activity predicts effort expenditure for reward. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10(7), 1015-1019.

Treadway, M., Peterman, J., Zald, D., & Park, S. (2015). Impaired effort allocation in patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 161(2-3), 382-5.