Progressive Ratio Task

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Alcohol Progressive Ratio Button Press Task

A measure of motivational incentive or reward strength of stimuli designed by Ferrey et al (2012) using clear and scrambled images of alcohol and soda bottles.
Duration: 8 minutes
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Jan 23, 2024, 9:31PM
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Jan 23, 2024, 9:31PM

Evaluative Progressive Ratio Button Press Task

A measure of motivational incentive or reward strength of stimuli designed Driscoll et (2018) using clear and blurry negative and positive images
Duration: 12 minutes
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Jan 23, 2024, 9:31PM
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Jan 23, 2024, 9:31PM

Food Progressive Ratio Button Press Task

A measure of motivational incentive or reward strength designed by Miras et al (2012) in which participants click the mouse for food rewards.
Duration: 0 minutes
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Last Updated
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Aug 23, 2023, 2:52PM
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Aug 23, 2023, 2:52PM

References

Google ScholarSearch Google Scholar for peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit Progressive Ratio Task.

Hodos, W. (1961). Progressive ratio as a measure of reward strength. Science 134, 943.

Ferrey, A. E., Frischen, A., & Fenske,M. J. (2012). Hot or not: Response inhibition reduces the hedonic value and motivational incentive of sexual stimuli. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 1–7.

Anne E. Ferrey, Alexandra Efrischen, & Mark J. Fenske. (2012). Hot or not: Response inhibition reduces the hedonic value and motivational incentive of sexual stimuli. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 575.

Miras, Alexander D, Jackson, Robert N, Jackson, Sabrina N, Goldstone, Anthony P, Olbers, Torsten, Hackenberg, Timothy, . . . Le Roux, Carel W. (2012). Gastric bypass surgery for obesity decreases the reward value of a sweet-fat stimulus as assessed in a progressive ratio task. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 96(3), 467-473.

Covelo, I., Wirtshafter, D., & Stratford, T. (2012). GABAA and dopamine receptors in the nucleus accumbens shell differentially influence performance of a water-reinforced progressive ratio task. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 101(1), 57-61.

Hershenberg, R., Satterthwaite, T., Daldal, A., Katchmar, N., Moore, T., Kable, J., & Wolf, D. (2016). Diminished effort on a progressive ratio task in both unipolar and bipolar depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 196, 97-100.

Driscoll, R., Quinn de Launay, K. & Fenske, M.J. (2018). Less approach, more avoidance: Response inhibition has motivational consequences for sexual stimuli that reflect changes in affective value not a lingering global brake on behavior. Psychon Bull Rev (2018) 25:463–471