In a twist on the classic marshmallow test of delay of gratification, researchers found children will wait almost twice as long for a reward if they are told another person will find out how long they have waited.
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 explore what goes on in the teen brain during this critical point of development and say that it might be time to put some age-old stereotypes to rest.
The more a person is inclined to visualize, the more impulsive they are, a new study reports.
Researchers report what appears to be impulsiveness could be an adaptive strategy.