Study reports children are more likely to delay gratification when they and a peer rely on one another to get a reward than when they are left to their own willpower.
A replication of the famous Marshmallow test has reveal some interesting new insights into the psychological development of children. Researchers report there is no indication the test was able to predict later behaviors or personality measures in children. Interventions focused on teaching children to delay gratification are likely to be ineffective, researchers say.
Researchers report what appears to be impulsiveness could be an adaptive strategy.
Researchers implicate the hippocampus and nucleus accumbens in decisions that call for delayed gratification.
A new study reports the ability to delay gratification is linked to white matter connectivity between the caudate and dorsal prefrontal cortex.