1. Which part of the brain is responsible for our desire for short term rewards?
- Ventral Striatum
- Inferior Frontal Gyrus
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2. who suggested that there is a 'hot' and a 'cool' system in our brains concerned with reward seeking and cognitive control respectively?
- Baynes, Eliassen and Gazzaniga (1997)
- Keys et al (1944)
- Metcalfe and Mischel (1999)
- Loftus and Palmer (1974)
3. 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
4. which of these is a correct conclusion from the study?
- 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
- 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
5. 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