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156 Post author: lukeprog 05 February 2011 06:49PM

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Comment author: DanArmak 05 February 2011 08:48:18PM 1 point [-]

With low motivation for all tasks, a person may end up not doing any task (some of the time) - procrastination.

Comment author: Dorikka 05 February 2011 09:11:44PM 1 point [-]

It should be clarified whether this model considers entertainment activities as 'tasks.' If a person has high Impulsiveness, I intuitively see them doing a lot of things with high Expectancy, medium/low value, and little or no Delay. Example: videogames.

However, I do not predict that people with high Impulsiveness will sit around in bed all day actually doing nothing, so I think that the equation is flawed in that we usually understand Impulsiveness as a constant factor for a person, while Expectancy, Value, and Delay are all variable, depending on the activity being considered.

Comment author: bigjeff5 07 February 2011 11:27:13PM 1 point [-]

I have a real procrastination problem, and when I don't have anything specific to do during the day I tend to lay in bed for at least an hour after I wake up. Not doing anything at all, just laying there.

So while laying in bed all day is probably unrealistic (hunger becomes a real motivator after a while) just sitting and doing nothing for a significant amount of time is not unrealistic at all.

Comment author: lukeprog 05 February 2011 09:34:42PM 1 point [-]


Does my new addition to footnote #6 answer your concern?

Comment author: Dorikka 05 February 2011 10:13:55PM 0 points [-]

Yes -- thanks.