Robust relation between temporal discounting rates and body mass

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dc.contributor.author Jarmolowicz, David P.
dc.contributor.author Cherry, J.Bradley C.
dc.contributor.author Reed, Derek D.
dc.contributor.author Bruce, Jared M.
dc.contributor.author Crespi, John M.
dc.contributor.author Lusk, Jayson L.
dc.contributor.author Bruce, Amanda S.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-03T20:40:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-03T20:40:19Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/18784
dc.description.abstract When given the choice between $100 today and $110 in 1 week, certain people are more likely to choose the immediate, yet smaller reward. The present study examined the relations between temporal discounting rate and body mass while accounting for important demographic variables, depressive symptoms, and behavioral inhibition and approach. After having their heights and weights measured, 100 healthy adults completed the Monetary Choice Questionnaire, the Beck Depression Inventory-II, and the Behavioral Inhibition Scale/Behavioral Approach Scale. Overweight and obese participants exhibited higher temporal discounting rates than underweight and healthy weight participants. Temporal discounting rates decreased as the magnitude of the delayed reward increased, even when other variables known to impact temporal discounting rate (i.e., age, education level, and annual household income) were used as covariates. A higher body mass was strongly related to choosing a more immediate monetary reward. Additional research is needed to determine whether consideration-of-future-consequences interventions, or perhaps cognitive control interventions, could be effective in obesity intervention or prevention programs. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S019566631400107X en_US
dc.rights NOTICE: this is the author's version of a work that was accepted for publication in . Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Appetite, 78, (2014) 10.1016/j.appet.2014.02.013 en_US
dc.subject Delay discounting en_US
dc.subject Delayed gratification en_US
dc.subject Depression en_US
dc.subject Impulsivity en_US
dc.subject Risk factors en_US
dc.subject Obesity en_US
dc.title Robust relation between temporal discounting rates and body mass en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2014 en_US
dc.citation.doi 10.1016/j.appet.2014.02.013 en_US
dc.citation.epage 67 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Appetite en_US
dc.citation.spage 63 en_US
dc.citation.volume 78 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jcrespi en_US


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