Date of Award
Master of Science
Behavior Analysis and Therapy
The responses from a probability discounting procedure was collected to make between and within-group comparisons of the quality of sex with different sexual partners and monetary rewards between individuals who have engaged in infidelity in the past and individuals who have never engaged in infidelity in the past. A modification to the quality of the overall relationship was introduced to identify whether discounting outcomes could be altered. Gender differences were also examined. Results showed a significant difference between groups when discounting the quality of sex of differing sexual partners but no difference between groups with monetary rewards. There was also a significant difference between commodity types within the group that have never engaged in infidelity but no difference between commodity type within the group that has engaged in infidelity in the past. The modification of the quality of the overall relationship resulted in no significant difference in responses to the probability discounting trials and there were no significant gender differences.
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