Is the delay discounting paradigm useful in understanding social anxiety?
The delay discounting paradigm was used to examine its utility in understanding motivational factors among socially anxious individuals. Participants (n=88) who reported high and low levels of social anxiety were randomly assigned to either a social threat or non-threat condition and their subsequent rates of discounting were examined. A significant difference in rates of discounting was found between the high and low social anxiety groups within the non-threat condition, with high social anxiety participants showing increased discounting. This study suggests that a modified version of the delay discounting paradigm may be useful in understanding motivational factors in social anxiety. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Behaviour Research and Therapy
Rounds, J., Beck, J., & Grant, D. (2007). Is the delay discounting paradigm useful in understanding social anxiety?. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45 (4), 729-735. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2006.06.007