Guided Response: Review several of your colleagues’ posts and respond to at least two of your peers including one response to a classmate in each of the other two groups by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful and interactive discourse in this discussion.
Prior to crafting your responses, critically review the required articles that were not assigned to you for your initial post. Acknowledge and evaluate the proposed changes made by your classmate. Did your classmate appropriately identify the specified elements? What elements might you suggest he or she consider that were not present in the initial post? Were there ethical concerns presented in the article your colleague studied that were not addressed in his or her post? Was your colleague’s description of the proposed changes clear and appropriate in terms of the information presented in his or her article? Propose at least one change that your colleague did not consider, and explain why it would be an improvement to the study. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7 of the week and respond to anyone who replies to your initial post.
Delaying gratification is a pretty simple concept. Simply, it means making a choice which limits the ability of getting something now, for the pleasure of being able to have something bigger or better later.
When my children were younger they had household chores my oldest daughter would spend her money on small things never really getting a high priced item, my oldest son would save his money for a larger item, bike & sneakers and seen this as the way to get what he really wanted. Once his sister seen him getting big and better items with is allowance she then asked him to help her save so she could get a new bike also. My son is more successful than his sister, he saves money and is currently looking to purchase his own home and has been on the same job for over six years. My daughter has changed jobs in the past six years four times, does not own home. She tries really had to do what is necessary in her life but never seems to get ahead.
So my children showed me that they knew about delayed gratification before I started to study psychology and knew about any of this in human development.
Forstmeier, S., Drobetz, R., & Maercker, A. (2011). The delay of gratification test for adults: Validating a behavioral measure of self-motivation in a sample of older people. Motivation & Emotion, 35(2), 118-134. doi:10.1007/s11031-011-9213-1