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Gratification is the positive emotional response (happiness) to a fulfillment of desire. “Happy” redirects here. ...


Maturity is often defined as the ability to delay gratification (patience)[citation needed]. Maturity may refer to: Sexual maturity Maturity, a geological term describing hydrocarbon generation Maturity, a financial term indicating the end of payments of principal or interest Look up Maturity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Patience Patience is the ability to endure waiting, delay, or provocation without becoming annoyed or upset, or to persevere calmly when faced with difficulties. ...


Western culture is sometimes criticized for its emphasis on instant gratification[citation needed], i.e., the conscious expenditure of effort to make the time interval between wanting something and getting it as short as possible. This focus may be due in part to the influence of utilitarianism, the consequentialist belief that morality can be measured by the overall yield of happiness (utility) that results from a particular action[citation needed]. One example of a significant influence of this theory is the importance of cost-benefit analysis in Western economic theory[citation needed]. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Western World. ... Utilitarianism (1861), see Utilitarianism (book). ... Consequentialism refers to those moral theories that hold that the consequences of a particular action form the basis for any valid moral judgement about that action. ... Cost-benefit analysis is an important technique for project appraisal: the process of weighing the total expected costs against the total expected benefits of one or more actions in order to choose the best or most profitable option. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


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Deferred gratification Summary (546 words)
The ability to delay gratification increases markedly between the ages of 5 and 12.
By contrast, children with an external locus of control are less likely to believe that it is worth exerting self-control in the present because they doubt their ability to influence events in the future.
It has also been said that those with poor impulse control suffer from "weak ego boundaries"; which comes from Sigmund Freud's theory of personality where the id is the pleasure principle, the superego is the morality or parent principle, and the ego is the reality principle.
Gratification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (199 words)
Gratification is the positive emotional response (happiness) to a fulfillment of desire.
Western culture is sometimes criticized for its emphasis on instant gratification, i.e., the conscious expenditure of effort to make the time interval between wanting something and getting it as short as possible.
This focus may be due in part to the influence of utilitarianism, the consequentialist belief that morality can be measured by the overall yield of happiness (utility) that results from a particular action.
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