Age differences in future orientation and delay discounting.

  title={Age differences in future orientation and delay discounting.},
  author={Laurence Steinberg and Sandra A Graham and Lia O'Brien and Jennifer L. Woolard and Elizabeth E. Cauffman and Marie T. Banich},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={80 1},
Age differences in future orientation are examined in a sample of 935 individuals between 10 and 30 years using a delay discounting task as well as a new self-report measure. Younger adolescents consistently demonstrate a weaker orientation to the future than do individuals aged 16 and older, as reflected in their greater willingness to accept a smaller reward delivered sooner than a larger one that is delayed, and in their characterizations of themselves as less concerned about the future and… CONTINUE READING
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