The Pros And Cons Of Delaying Gratification

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Studies have shown from an experiment conducted by a well-known psychologist in the twentieth century, Walter Mischel, that children who decided to delay gratification would gain better outcomes in their lives such as receiving high test scores and better skills in general. The Marshmallow Experiment shows that delaying gratification will improve children 's lives. Even though children will possibly not include delaying gratification in their lives when they grow older, parents should teach their children to delay gratification for better lifestyle decisions because children will receive better test scores, retain a healthy diet, have great social skills and will succeed better in the choices they make. Walter Mischel decided among his colleagues…show more content…
Not only does this prove children will receive greater test scores, but also their social skills are without a doubt good enough to be successful in life. These children who are to become adolescents do in fact become more well-off in their education and social life by being able to communicate well with others and making good choices, due to delaying…show more content…
However, this wasn 't the end of Mischel research towards delaying gratification, "The marshmallow experiments eventually led Mischel and his colleagues to develop a framework to explain the human ability to delay gratification" ("What You Need to Know" 3). Mischel well then later look into this experiment as a great discovery to improve children 's health, skills, and choices, due to delaying gratification. Because of this great effect on children, another researcher for the University of Rochester decided to do the same experiment. On the other hand, this person decided to change things differently that would add more insight towards delaying gratification. The conductor of this decided that they would talk to the parents before offering the option of giving a treat
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