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Perspectivas em análise do comportamento

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BERNARDES, Luiz Antonio; BANACO, Roberto Alves  e  NETO, Denigés Maurel Régis. The influence of the availability of different values reinforcers over self-control responses. Perspectivas [online]. 2013, vol.4, n.1, pp. 02-09. ISSN 2177-3548.

Self-control is described as a choice that will lead to major long-term consequences in detriment to smaller and immediate consequences. Also can be interpreted as responses that will bring immediate consequences with high probability of occurrence, instead of delayed greater consequences, but low probability of occurrence. This work presents data of choice of reinforcers by women in a parallel study about a conditioned suppression contingency. Six participants obtained points that could be saved or redeemed for beauty products rated according to its commercial value. Participants were informed that the availability of products could decrease from session to session because it was limited initial availability and the products chosen would not be restored. According to the data, all participants save part of the points obtained at the beginning of the collection. All the participants have spent some amount of their first points until the 3rd session. In the following sessions, with a shortage of cheaper products, the participants exchange their points for more expensive products. The availability of the products seemed to have been a factor that interfered considerably in exchange/save points. The data suggest that the product reinforcer value can be changed depend on variations in their availability.

Palavras-chave : self-control; availability of different values; value choice.

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