Dissociating pathological buying from obsessive-compulsive symptoms using delay discounting

Nicolai, Jennifer ; Moshagen, Morten

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1027/2151-2604/a000308
URL: https://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/10.1027/2151-2604...
Additional URL: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2017-54530-009
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2017
The title of a journal, publication series: Zeitschrift für Psychologie = Journal of Psychology
Volume: 225
Issue number: 3
Page range: 244-251
Place of publication: Göttingen [u.a.]
Publishing house: Hogrefe
ISSN: 2190-8370 , 2151-2604
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Kognitive Psychologie u. Differentielle Psychologie (Erdfelder 2002-2019)
Subject: 150 Psychology
Keywords (English): impulsivity , addiction , delay discounting , pathological buying , compulsive buying , obsessive-compulsive disorder
Abstract: Pathological buying (PB) has been associated with elevated impulsivity in personality inventories, yet limited research has considered components of behavioral impulsivity. This study examined the relationship between discounting of delayed rewards, symptoms of PB, comorbid disorders (including obsessive-compulsive disorder, OCD), and trait impulsivity. One hundred three participants completed two delay discounting tasks (DDT). In addition to the traditional DDT, a loan variant assessing the preference to receive a certain amount of money immediately when a fixed amount has to be returned after a certain delay was included in this study. Regression analysis revealed that PB symptoms predicted steeper discounting functions in both variants of the DDT over and above the remaining symptom measures and trait impulsivity. In contrast, symptoms of OCD were associated with less delay discounting. With regard to delay discounting, PB seems to be more similar to behavioral addictions than to OCD.

Dieser Eintrag ist Teil der Universitätsbibliographie.

Metadata export


+ Search Authors in

+ Page Views

Hits per month over past year

Detailed information

You have found an error? Please let us know about your desired correction here: E-Mail

Actions (login required)

Show item Show item