BJ Casey (2011) on Delaying Gratification

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  • Created on: 10-03-16 12:05

1. What is 'Cognitive 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 trait of having high self control
  • the way in which we decide who to interact with
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2. 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%, 20.9%
  • 10.9%, 14.5%
  • 23.3%, 33.3%
  • 14.5%, 10.9%

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

  • Hippocampus
  • Inferior Frontal Gyrus
  • Ventral Striatum
  • Amygdala

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

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

5. What were the two categories the participants were put into after their marshmallow test when they were four?

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


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