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2013-09-05 23:30:17

A person’s ability to delay gratification—forgoing a smaller reward now for a larger reward in the future—may depend on how trustworthy the person perceives the reward-giver to be, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 A person’s ability to delay gratification—forgoing a smaller reward now for a larger reward in the future—may depend on how trustworthy the person perceives the reward-giver to be,...

Delayed Gratification And Social Trust
2013-09-05 04:19:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People who have problems delaying gratification are often seen as having a lack of impulse control, but a new study in the journal Frontiers in Psychology suggests that these people may not believe that gratification will still be there if they have to wait for it. Previous studies have found that children who are able to delay gratification tend to eventually have higher SAT scores, be more socially conscious, become less obese as...

Choices Make Chimps Emotional
2013-05-30 09:48:02

[ Watch the Video: Bonobo Decision-Making ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the Stanford University Marshmallow Experiment, children are given a simple choice: Eat one marshmallow now or wait a few minutes and get two marshmallows. The results are chock full of cute kids agonizing over their decision to wait for two marshmallows. Some of them even pantomime eating the one marshmallow, and one even sniffs it just to get a flavor of the treat. Stanford...

Classic 40-Year-Old Marshmallow Test Gets Revisited With New Study
2012-10-11 12:28:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Breakthrough research in the 1960s that used marshmallows to assess a child´s ability to delay gratification has been revisited with a fresh, new updated study by researchers from the University of Rochester. In the landmark study from the 60s and 70s, researchers used either marshmallows or cookies to study the effects of child self-control. In those studies, if a child could hold off on the temptation to eat the yummy...

Biological Basis For Delayed Gratification
2011-09-01 10:35:56

  Weill Cornell—led study looks at delayed gratification in adults first tested with marshmallows and cookies as pre-schoolers A landmark study in the late 1960s and early 1970s used marshmallows and cookies to assess the ability of preschool children to delay gratification. If they held off on the temptation to eat a treat, they were rewarded with more treats later. Some of the children resisted, others didn't. A newly published follow-up revisits some of the same...

2010-11-30 21:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Good things come to those who wait. A scientist who showed that willpower can be learned-and that it carries lifelong benefits-has won the 2011 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. Walter Mischel, psychology professor and Niven professor of humane letters at Columbia University, will receive the $100,000 annual award. Taking the mystery out of the eternal challenge of resisting temptation, Mischel created a...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.