Is it really self-control? Examining the predictive power of the delay of gratification task.

@article{Duckworth2013IsIR,
  title={Is it really self-control? Examining the predictive power of the delay of gratification task.},
  author={Angela L. Duckworth and Eli Tsukayama and Teri A. Kirby},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={843-55}
}
This investigation tests whether the predictive power of the delay of gratification task (colloquially known as the "marshmallow test") derives from its assessment of self-control or of theoretically unrelated traits. Among 56 school-age children in Study 1, delay time was associated with concurrent teacher ratings of self-control and Big Five… CONTINUE READING

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