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The role of objective and subjective effort costs in voluntary task choice

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Dreisbach, Gesine ; Jurczyk, Vanessa
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 09 Sep 2021 04:42


Human beings tend to avoid effort, if a less effortful option is equally rewarding. However, and in sharp contrast to this claim, we repeatedly found that (a subset of) participants deliberately choose the more difficult of two tasks in a voluntary task switching (VTS) paradigm even though avoidance of the difficult task was allowed (Jurczyk et al., Motivation Science 5:295–313, 2019). In this ...


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