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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
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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