BJ Casey (2011) on Delaying Gratification

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

  • The ability to resist temptation as a child has no effect on self control as an adult
  • resistance to temptation is a relatively stable individual difference which continues from childhood to adulthood
  • children who are unable to resist temptation will grow up to have an inactive Inferior Frontal Gyrus
  • there is very little difference in reaction times of high and low delayers
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2. What were the two categories the participants were put into after their marshmallow test when they were four?

  • High control, Low control
  • High delayers, Low delayers
  • Aggressive, Non-aggressive
  • Go, No go

3. How many of Casey's original 59 participants from experiment 1 took part in experiment 2?

  • 59
  • 42
  • 26
  • 27

4. 'Delaying Gratification' is...

  • our desire to have a reward in the short term instead of waiting for a better one in the long term
  • Our ability to wait in the short term for a better consequence in the long term
  • our abilty to resist a treat in order to get two treats later
  • a psychological reaction to being presented with a decision to make

5. Who were Casey's participants for experiment 1?

  • 11 split brain surgery patients
  • 59 adults who had attended Stanford Bing Nursery as children
  • 117 adults who had attended Stanford Bing Nursery as children
  • 149 undergraduates from VU University, Amsterdam


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