BJ Casey (2011) on Delaying Gratification

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1. who suggested that there is a 'hot' and a 'cool' system in our brains concerned with reward seeking and cognitive control respectively?

  • Metcalfe and Mischel (1999)
  • Loftus and Palmer (1974)
  • Baynes, Eliassen and Gazzaniga (1997)
  • Keys et al (1944)
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2. What is 'Cognitive Control?'

  • the trait of having high self control
  • the ability to suppress innappropriate thoughts/actions in favour of appropriate ones
  • the ability to make conscious decisions about how we behave to thers
  • the way in which we decide who to interact with

3. Which part of the brain is responsible for our desire for short term rewards?

  • Amygdala
  • Ventral Striatum
  • Inferior Frontal Gyrus
  • Hippocampus

4. What was a major weakness of the study?

  • Responses to the go/no go tasks did not reflect normal social responses to facial expressions
  • fMRIs are very expensive and time-consuming to carry out
  • Casey was decietful
  • The reserch was socially sensitive towards low delayers

5. which of these is a correct conclusion from the study?

  • resistance to temptation is a relatively stable individual difference which continues from childhood to adulthood
  • there is very little difference in reaction times of high and low delayers
  • children who are unable to resist temptation will grow up to have an inactive Inferior Frontal Gyrus
  • The ability to resist temptation as a child has no effect on self control as an adult


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