K N Kirby

Summary

Affiliation: Williams College
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint An empirical assessment of the form of utility functions
    Kris N Kirby
    Department of Psychology, Williams College, 18 Hoxsey St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 37:461-76. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Concave utility, transaction costs, and risk in measuring discounting of delayed rewards
    Kris N Kirby
    Department of Psychology, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 29:66-79. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Heroin addicts have higher discount rates for delayed rewards than non-drug-using controls
    K N Kirby
    Department of Psychology, Bronfman Science Center, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 128:78-87. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Heroin and cocaine abusers have higher discount rates for delayed rewards than alcoholics or non-drug-using controls
    Kris N Kirby
    Department of Psychology, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, USA
    Addiction 99:461-71. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint The present values of delayed rewards are approximately additive
    Kris N Kirby
    Department of Psychology, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA
    Behav Processes 72:273-82. 2006
  6. doi request reprint One-year temporal stability of delay-discount rates
    Kris N Kirby
    Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 16:457-62. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Making choices in anticipation of similar future choices can increase self-control
    K N Kirby
    Department of Psychology, Bronfman Science Center, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267, USA
    J Exp Psychol Appl 7:154-64. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of gender and family history of alcohol dependence on a behavioral task of impulsivity in healthy subjects
    Nancy M Petry
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington 06030 3944, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 63:83-90. 2002

Detail Information

Publications8

  1. doi request reprint An empirical assessment of the form of utility functions
    Kris N Kirby
    Department of Psychology, Williams College, 18 Hoxsey St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 37:461-76. 2011
    ..Thus, the data imply that despite their historical importance and incorporation in many psychological and economic decision theories, the most widely assumed models of utility are incorrect...
  2. ncbi request reprint Concave utility, transaction costs, and risk in measuring discounting of delayed rewards
    Kris N Kirby
    Department of Psychology, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 29:66-79. 2003
    ..Experiment 2 provided no evidence that the effects of transaction costs and risk are large enough to account for the superior fit of hyperbolic functions...
  3. ncbi request reprint Heroin addicts have higher discount rates for delayed rewards than non-drug-using controls
    K N Kirby
    Department of Psychology, Bronfman Science Center, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267, USA
    J Exp Psychol Gen 128:78-87. 1999
    ..05). The results lend external validity to the delay-discounting rate as a measure of impulsiveness, a characteristic associated with substance abuse...
  4. ncbi request reprint Heroin and cocaine abusers have higher discount rates for delayed rewards than alcoholics or non-drug-using controls
    Kris N Kirby
    Department of Psychology, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, USA
    Addiction 99:461-71. 2004
    ..The delay-discount rate refers to the rate of reduction in the present value of a future reward as the delay to that reward increases...
  5. ncbi request reprint The present values of delayed rewards are approximately additive
    Kris N Kirby
    Department of Psychology, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA
    Behav Processes 72:273-82. 2006
    ..E., 1986. Choice between single and multiple delayed reinforcers. J. Exp. Anal. Behav. 46 (1), 67-77] results using multiple reinforcers...
  6. doi request reprint One-year temporal stability of delay-discount rates
    Kris N Kirby
    Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA
    Psychon Bull Rev 16:457-62. 2009
    ..Discount rates index an attribute of the person that is relatively stable over time but that is moderated by aspects of the situation, such as reward type and deprivational state...
  7. ncbi request reprint Making choices in anticipation of similar future choices can increase self-control
    K N Kirby
    Department of Psychology, Bronfman Science Center, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267, USA
    J Exp Psychol Appl 7:154-64. 2001
    ..These results suggest that self-control can be enhanced by viewing one's current choice as predictive of future choices...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of gender and family history of alcohol dependence on a behavioral task of impulsivity in healthy subjects
    Nancy M Petry
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington 06030 3944, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 63:83-90. 2002
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