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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But modern life is one big marshmallow test so how can we teach children the importance of self-control at home and in school without becoming the fun police?
Scotland faces the opportunity to be an even more successful place than we are at present, but to do that, we're gong to have to pass our own version of the marshmallow test.
The mainstream macroeconomic advice to China -- boost domestic consumption and overvalue the renminbi to cut exports -- fails the marshmallow test.
IF YOU have not heard of the Marshmallow Test, here is how it goes: a four- to six-year-old is given the choice of eating one marshmallow right now or waiting awhile and receiving two marshmallows instead of one.
Wayne, Next on the reading pile The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell and The Marshmallow Test by Walter Mischel.
Science News talked to Mischel about his new book, The Marshmallow Test, which describes how self-control can be learned and applied to challenges ranging from losing weight to planning for retirement.
Chapters are: the warning; the third wave; the Chinatown bus effect; the big climb; conformity comes full circle; a brief history of American community; bands, villages, and tribes; the search for affirmation; the missing rings; exit Tocqueville; and now for something completely different; valuable inefficiency; the roots of deliberation; the giant sucking sound; the marshmallow test.
In 1972 psychologist Walter Mischel, then at Stanford University, published the results of his now-iconic (and somewhat controversial) experiment called The Marshmallow Test.
Chances are, most of us will easily ace the marshmallow test.
The artist call was issued in order to seek an illustrator for the next book by Michelle Claus, author of "The Marshmallow Test.
Around 40 years ago, Walter Mischel, a psychologist from Colombia University, conducted a study called the marshmallow test.