deferred gratification

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deferred gratification

the conscious postponement of immediate emotional satisfaction in order to achieve longer-term goals. Such an orientation to longer-term goals is, for example, sometimes seen as an important dimension of educational achievement (see Bernstein, 1971).
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The designer believes wearing one of her creations answers the call of instant gratification.
Looking instant gratification without doing the work.
He said that it's a boomerang effect-marketers may think that they are activating the instant gratification heuristic when they display time-sensitive offers, but what they're actually doing is cuing red flags about the site.
It's aim is to reduce the need for instant gratification.
Instant gratification has become the paramount rule of engagement in many customer service interactions.
Turns out, some of us are just hard-wired for instant gratification, according to a 40-year follow-up study led by B.
In a world of over-commercialisation and instant gratification, it's easy to lose our way and forget those who have little or nothing.
Despite the extensive range, will a beer ordered over the internet from Seven-Eleven match the instant gratification of visiting the local konbini to pick up a tall one after a long day at the office?
In the world of instant gratification we live in there is that never-ending quest for the need for speed.
These youngsters blame others for their own failures and refuse to do anything difficult or boring in a culture of instant gratification, said NASUWT president Amanda Haehner.
Results show we are doing things faster than ever before and demanding instant gratification.
The modern generation is obsessed with instant gratification.