The nature of adolescent competencies predicted by preschool delay of gratification.

  title={The nature of adolescent competencies predicted by preschool delay of gratification.},
  author={W. Mischel and Y. Shoda and P. K. Peake},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={54 4},
  • W. Mischel, Y. Shoda, P. K. Peake
  • Published 1988
  • Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • Delay of gratification, assessed in a series of experiments when the subjects were in preschool, was related to parental personality ratings obtained a decade later for 95 of these children in adolescence. Clear and consistent patterns of correlations between self-imposed delay time in preschool and later ratings were found for both sexes over this time span. Delay behavior predicted a set of cognitive and social competencies and stress tolerance consistent with experimental analyses of the… CONTINUE READING
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