The delay discounting task measures your time
preference. It measures how much you value or devalue a good that is available only
in the future. It's associated with people's ability to delay gratification and save for the
Check out the interactive results below and help spread the word.
The red dots are you and the boxes are the response range for other people.
Assume you'll receive $1 the future—this value is the maximum value on the y-axis. This boxplot suggests that the more days you have to wait before you receive $1, the more you devalue or discount that $1. The longer you have to wait, the more its subjective value drops.
Discounting of future rewards is related to other kinds of discounting behavior. Try another discounting task now.
How much you devalue future rewards depends on your temporal or time preferences. Take the time preferences survey to find out more.
This area-under-curve (AUC) metric summarizes the results from the figure above as a single value. 1 implies no discounting at all, and 0 implies maximum discounting, where all future rewards are worthless.
Larger AUC values are associated with better self-control and life outcomes.
People in different countries and cultures differ in how much they care about or devalue future rewards. Brighter regions indicate less discounting or impulsivity.
If you find the results interesting, tell your friends from other countries to complete this task.