So much to say about this study, but I’m just going to post a quote for contemplation.
Participants recruited from Amazon Mechanical Turk were required to perform a boring, repetitive task for 25 min in order to earn a $3 bonus. Alternatively, they could quit at any time to receive half the bonus. However, when one fourth the task remained, participants were offered the choice between (a) quitting the boring task for a $3 bonus, and (b) continuing the boring task for a $3 bonus. Participants who chose the economically superior option of quitting the task scored higher on a measure of substance use disinhibition and on the Disinhibition facet of Zuckerman’s Sensation Seeking Scale.
OK I contemplated. WHO WOULDN’T WANT A DRINK AFTER DOING A BORING TASK FOR 25 MINUTES TO EARN $3???