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Scholars Day 2006, Wednesday, April 12

Comparison of Motivation to Earn Nickels in Children With ADHD and Without

Research indicates that children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) exhibit lower motivation while other studies have failed to replicate these findings. The present study examines motivation in children with ADHD by requiring them to press a lever to earn nickels for 30 minutes. The child received a nickel for the first press after 20 seconds elapsed throughout the session. Results indicate that though children with ADHD appear less motivated, they are more efficient at earning nickels on this task.

Presenter: Alisha Wetherby (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Psychology
Location: 211 Holmes
Time: 9:50 am (Session I)