Attention in delay of gratification.

@article{Mischel1970AttentionID,
  title={Attention in delay of gratification.},
  author={Walter Mischel and Ebbe B. Ebbesen},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  year={1970},
  volume={16},
  pages={329-337}
}
  • W. Mischel, E. Ebbesen
  • Published 1 October 1970
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
The role of altcntional processes in voluntary delay of reward was explored by manipulating children's attention to the rewards for which they were waiting in a delay-of-gratification paradigm. Preschool children waited for a preferred but delayed reward while facing either the delayed reward, a less preferred but immediately available reward, both rewards, or no rewards. The dependent measure was the amount of time they waited for the preferred outcome before forfeiting it for the sake of the… 

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