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Decision-Making in ADHD: An Evaluation of the Subjective Value of Rewards and Costs

Children with attention and behavior problems often need external rewards to motivate them to perform challenging tasks, but we don’t yet know much about how children weigh potential rewards and the effort required to obtain the rewards. This research is being done to find out how children with varying levels of ADHD symptoms value rewards and costs when making decisions about whether or not to perform a difficult task.
Whitney Fosco at abc@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
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Inclusion Criteria:
Children ages 8 to 12 years old
Children with normal or corrected vision
Caregiver and child must be fluent in written and spoken English
Willing to stop stimulant medications, when appropriate, for research testing
Exclusion Criteria:
Children who are younger than 8 years of age and children who are older than 12 years of age.
Current or past diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders.
Current use of non-stimulant medication due to its extended washout period.
Physical disabilities that are incompatible with completing laboratory tasks such as hearing impairments, or visual impairments that cannot be corrected with visual aids (i.e., glasses, contacts).
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health
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Hershey, PA