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Increasing reward prospect motivates switching to the more difficult task

Jurczyk, Vanessa and Dreisbach, Gesine (2018) Increasing reward prospect motivates switching to the more difficult task. Motivation Science.

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In daily life, we are often confronted with choosing between tasks of different task difficulty. Diverse psychological theories suggest a direct link between task difficulty and motivation, namely a dynamic increase in motivation with increasing task difficulty. Here we test whether this is a reciprocal relationship: That is, does an increase in motivation bias participants’ decisions in favor of ...


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Item type:Article
Date:25 October 2018
Additional Information (public):Advance online publication
Institutions:Psychology and Pedagogy > Institut für Psychologie > Lehrstuhl für Psychologie II (Allgemeine und Angewandte Psychologie) - Prof. Dr. Gesine Dreisbach
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Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:40131
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