BJ Casey (2011) on Delaying Gratification

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  • Created on: 10-03-16 12:05

1. What was a major weakness of the study?

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

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

3. 'Delaying Gratification' is...

  • our desire to have a reward in the short term instead of waiting for a better one in the long term
  • a psychological reaction to being presented with a decision to make
  • 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

4. 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

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

  • 26
  • 27
  • 59
  • 42

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