Joint comment on "when does duration matter in judgment and decision making?" (Ariely & Loewenstein, 2000).


Journal Article

Recent research has demonstrated that people care about the temporal relationships within a sequence of experiences. There is considerable evidence that people pay particular attention to the way experiences improve or deteriorate over time and to their maximum (peak) and final values. D. Kahneman and coauthors suggested in earlier articles that people ignore or severely underweight duration (which they referred to as duration neglect). In the preceding article, D. Ariely and G. Loewenstein (2000) challenged the generalizability of these findings and their normative implications. In the current commentary, D. Ariely, D. Kahneman, and G. Loewenstein jointly examine the issue to provide a better understanding of what they feel they have learned from this literature and to discuss the remaining open questions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ariely, D; Kahneman, D; Loewenstein, G

Published Date

  • December 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 129 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 524 - 529

PubMed ID

  • 11142866

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11142866

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-2222

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0096-3445

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037//0096-3445.129.4.524


  • eng