Master of Arts (MA)
The purpose of this study was to examine relationships among 3,4-methylendioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) use patterns and beliefs, the Gambling Task, the delay discounting task, and the Adult Self-Report (ASR). Sixty-eight college students completed measures of substance use, social desirability, the MDMA Beliefs Questionnaire (MDMA-BQ), the Gambling Task, the delay discounting task, and the ASR. Contrary to predictions, participants who had used MDMA at least once did not vary from those who had never used MDMA on the Gambling Task, the delay discounting task, or the ASR. As predicted, MDMA users’ outcome expectancies for MDMA significantly differed from non-users. MDMA-BQ scales and age of first MDMA use were not correlated with Gambling Task, delay discounting task, or ASR scores. No relationships were found among Gambling Task, delay discounting task, and ASR scores.
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Patterson, Scott Michael, "Relationships among performance on simulated tasks of decision-making, positive outcome expectancies for MDMA, and age of first MDMA use" (2005). LSU Master's Theses. 1477.
Amy L. Copeland