Winning confidence and betting behavior as a function of outcome incentive strength and delayed outcome gratification : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Biner, Paul M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lampert, Emily C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T19:06:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T19:06:11Z
dc.date.created 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.other A-313 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/191274
dc.description.abstract A laboratory experiment was conducted in order to test the hypotheses that outcome incentive strength and payoff timing influence winning confidence and betting behavior in randomly-determined events. Specifically, subjects' confidence perceptions were predicted to increase as a direct function of outcome value, and wagering behavior expected to decrease as a direct function of outcome value, but only when winning the game results in immediate payoff. In the experiment, subjects competed against the experimenter for either a high or low-value outcome in a purely chance-based game. Using analyses of variance, marginally significant results were found for both subjects' appraisals of confidence and their betting behavior.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 25 leaves ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology. en_US
dc.title Winning confidence and betting behavior as a function of outcome incentive strength and delayed outcome gratification : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.title.alternative Confidence and betting en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1339383 en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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