impulse control

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impulse control

Psychology The degree to which a person can control the desire for immediate gratification or other; IC may be the single most important indicator of a person's future adaptation in terms of number of friends, school performance and future employment. See BarOn test, Emotional intelligence, Marshmallow test.
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A crumbly exterior gave way to a samosa-like filling and it was a test in deferred gratification, after the first bite, to go back and savour it slowly rather than chuck the whole lot in at once.
In other words, we may be starting to see a shift toward deferred gratification.
As for the self-made millionaires who do have some luxury in their lives - it usually followed many years of deferred gratification.
he knows all too well that transcendence is found in deferred gratification.
Having eaten my main too fast I was stuffed but Steph, who understands deferred gratification, ordered a sticky toffee pudding.
As in so many areas of life, deferred gratification delivers far sweeter pleasures than gorging greedily and immediately.
This was really just a study in deferred gratification, but quite by accident the researchers who did it happened to notice later that the kids who had managed to resist the marshmallow did much better in school, did much better in life.
In humans, deferred gratification has been linked to academic achievement.
Still, there is no substitute for a sound, long-term investment strategy, particularly when combined with spending restraint at home and a bit of patience and deferred gratification.
By summer's end, Calvin bought his laptop, but the greater asset may be the lessons of saving money and deferred gratification he learned from his parents.
But she added: "A materialistic society which so readily promotes a culture of immediacy through new media and technology makes the concept of deferred gratification inherent in education anathema to many.
It just took creativity and a willingness to accept deferred gratification.