Published: April 4, 2016

gardinerCU-Psychology and Neuroscience graduate student Casey Gardiner (Social, mentored by Angela Bryan) was in the news for her recent presentation at the Society of Behavioral Medicine regarding monetary incentives and the shaping of healthy behavior. She found that giving participants $1 for every serving of fruits or vegetables they reported eating daily over a 3-week period resulted not only in increased intrinsic motivation to eat healthy foods, but also participants reported eating more fruits and vegetables 2 weeks after the study finished. Read the CU press release for more details.