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Ashe, Melinda L and Wilson, Stephen J (2020) A brief review of choice bundling: a strategy to reduce delay discounting and bolster self-control. Addictive Behaviors Reports , 11 , (100262) , p. 100262. doi: 10.1016/j.abrep.2020.100262.

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC72449...

Choice bundling is a behavioral economic strategy designed to reduce excessive delay discounting and bolster self-control. Choice bundling entails aggregating a series of individual, identical intertemporal decisions (e.g., should I smoke today?) into a single choice (e.g., should I smoke this month?). In this brief review, we succinctly summarize delay discounting and how it has been linked to lapses in self-control, using substance use as an exemplar. Next, we describe how choice bundling may theoretically work to counter excess discounting rates. Finally, we review the extant empirical research on choice bundling and offer recommendations for future research.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
International, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Harm reduction, Psychosocial treatment method
Date
June 2020
Identification #
doi: 10.1016/j.abrep.2020.100262
Page Range
p. 100262
Volume
11
Number
100262
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