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Opportunity cost calculations only determine justified effort - Or, What happened to the resource conservation principle?
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PMID:  24304784     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We welcome the development of a new model on effort and performance and the critique on existing resource-based models. However, considering the vast evidence for the significant impact of experienced task demand on resource allocation, we conclude that Kurzban et al.'s opportunity cost model is only valid for one performance condition: if task demand is unknown or unspecified.
Authors:
Guido H E Gendolla; Michael Richter
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Behavioral and brain sciences     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1469-1825     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Brain Sci     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7808666     Medline TA:  Behav Brain Sci     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  686-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Geneva Motivation Lab, FPSE, Department of Psychology, University of Geneva, CH-1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland. guido.gendolla@unige.ch michael.richter@unige.ch http://www.unige.ch/fapse/motivation/
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