Rounding, Lee, Jacobsen and Ji (2012) reported that priming with religiousconcepts increases the ability to delay gratification, an interpretation that impliesdecreased temporal discounting. The required magnitude of such a decreaseÃ¢Â€Â'tomake participants respond in the way Rounding et al. reportÃ¢Â€Â'is very large, andshould be easily detectable. Sixty-nine participants were allocated to religious,secular moral (Fairness) or neutral priming conditions. Temporal discountingrates were estimated for each participant using an Ã¢Â€Â˜Equivalent Present ValueÃ¢Â€Â™procedure prior to and following the sentence unscrambling primes. No effectsfor priming conditions were detected. With regard to theoretical explanationsfor the results, we suggest that it is not the abilityÃ¢Â€Â'but motivationÃ¢Â€Â'to delaygratification that is influenced by religious concepts.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|