BJ Casey (2011) on Delaying Gratification

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1. What was the percentage of false responses to 'no go tasks' in the hot trials in experiment 1 for high and low delayers respectively?

  • 10.9%, 14.5%
  • 14.5%, 10.9%
  • 23.3%, 33.3%
  • 10.9%, 20.9%
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2. which of these is a correct conclusion from the study?

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

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

  • Ventral Striatum
  • Hippocampus
  • Inferior Frontal Gyrus
  • Amygdala

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. 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


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