Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: “Adult age differences in decision making across domains: Increased discounting of social and health-related rewards”: Correction to Seaman et al. (2016).

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Reports an error in "Adult age differences in decision making across domains: Increased discounting of social and health-related rewards" by Kendra L. Seaman, Marissa A. Gorlick, Kruti M. Vekaria, Ming Hsu, David H. Zald and Gregory R. Samanez-Larkin (Psychology and Aging, 2016[Nov], Vol 31[7], 737-746). In the article, the levels for the effort task were mischaracterized; levels from an earlier pilot version of the task were accidentally reported. This error does not affect any of the results because the data for the modeling and analyses used the correct levels. The only necessary correction is to the text description of the task. Please see the erratum for the full description. (The following abstract of the original article appeared in record 2016-53592-005.) Although research on aging and decision making continues to grow, the majority of studies examine decisions made to maximize monetary earnings or points. It is not clear whether these results generalize to other types of rewards. To investigate this, we examined adult age differences in 92 healthy participants aged 22 to 83. Participants completed 9 hypothetical discounting tasks, which included 3 types of discounting factors (time, probability, effort) across 3 reward domains (monetary, social, health). Participants made choices between a smaller magnitude reward with a shorter time delay/higher probability/lower level of physical effort required and a larger magnitude reward with a longer time delay/lower probability/higher level of physical effort required. Older compared with younger individuals were more likely to choose options that involved shorter time delays or higher probabilities of experiencing an interaction with a close social partner or receiving health benefits from a hypothetical drug. These findings suggest that older adults may be more motivated than young adults to obtain social and health rewards immediately and with certainty. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)