Delay of gratification in children.

@article{Mischel1989DelayOG,
  title={Delay of gratification in children.},
  author={W. Mischel and Y. Shoda and M. I. Rodriguez},
  journal={Science},
  year={1989},
  volume={244 4907},
  pages={
          933-8
        }
}
To function effectively, individuals must voluntarily postpone immediate gratification and persist in goal-directed behavior for the sake of later outcomes. The present research program analyzed the nature of this type of future-oriented self-control and the psychological processes that underlie it. Enduring individual differences in self-control were found as early as the preschool years. Those 4-year-old children who delayed gratification longer in certain laboratory situations developed into… Expand
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