Psychological effect of effort

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Abstract

The present review explores the psychological effect of effort. While the present problem has received little attention, the studies of effort can be divided into two major areas: (a) Is effort an aversive stimulus, to be avoided in a choice situation and resulting in decrements in response strength? (b) Can effort once expended affect the stimulus-event (reward) associated with that effort? The available literature does not provide any conclusive statements concerning the aversive effect of effort. However, effort does seem to enhance the value of a stimulus associated with the expenditure of effort. (38 ref.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-190
Number of pages8
JournalPsychological Bulletin
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1965
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

Keywords

  • AVERSION
  • EFFORT
  • EMOTION
  • ENHANCEMENT OF STIMULUS
  • MOTIVATION
  • WORK

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