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2014-04-30 10:47:39

Gimmicky contest ads and flashy free-prize messages may be an instant turnoff for mobile users, according to Penn State researchers. In a study, a tempting offer of a free prize drawing for registering on a mobile website led users to distrust the site, said S. Shyam Sundar, Distinguished Professor of Communications and co-director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory. Sundar said that in an increasingly information-loaded world, people tend to lean on cues, such as icons and...

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...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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