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dc.contributor.authorReed, Derek D.
dc.descriptionThis Microsoft Excel tool permits the user to use a drop-down menu to modulate the rate of discounting (k) in the delay discounting function.

The tool is locked to prevent accidental modification of the template. However, advanced users can unlock the tool without a password to explore the hidden columns and better understand the mathematic relations.
dc.description.abstractDelay discounting is a behavioral process wherein the subjective value of a reward is discounted as a function of its delay. Rates of delay discounting are linked to myriad risky decisions. Given the robust ability to discriminate controls from clinical populations, the delay discounting literature is experiencing an exponential boom. Areas of application are diverse and widespread (e.g., addiction, obesity, gambling, environmental sustainability). While simple in nonlinear form, the delay discounting analysis remains an elusive principle to students of behavior analysis lacking requisite training in quantitative analyses. This simulation tool is intended to visually describe how manipulations of the discounting parameter (k = rate of discounting) modulate the subjective value of a delayed reward. This tool should supplement readings on the conceptual and mathematical approaches to delay discounting.en_US
dc.titleDelay Discounting Visualization Toolen_US
kusw.kuauthorReed, Derek D.
kusw.kudepartmentApplied Behavioral Scienceen_US
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