Monetary incentives

What are monetary incentives?

Monetary incentives have been proposed as a form of positive behavioural reinforcement, given as a reward for the implementation of target behaviour. In the real world this can include employment or living allowances, but they can be items of lower value that have greater symbolic significance. At the lowest end these incentives become valueless tokens (see the token economies topic).

What is the evidence for monetary incentives?

Moderate to low quality evidence finds contingency reinforcement with monetary rewards in combination with nicotine replacement therapy is more effective than contingency reinforcement alone or self-quit for reducing smoking.

July 2019

Last updated at: 4:30 am, 9th July 2019
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