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PSYC 2250 Lecture 79: Lecture 79

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PSYC 2250
Steven Hladkyj

o982 11251130 Chapter 12: Moral Understanding and Behavior Self Control Ability to regulate behavior and inhibit impulsivity More prosocial, compassionate in children which somewhat can link to moral thoughts to behavior Developmental progression Predicts academic performance, substance abuse, and selfesteem 1 aware that people impose demands on them, and they must react accordingly. Not entirely free to behave as thy wish, others limits on what they can do 2 years have internalized some of the controls imposed by others and are capable of some self control in their parents absence 3 years old children become more capable of selfregulation; they can devise ways to control their own behavior. Still have much to learn and usuallt this happens in the elementary Improving Self Control Reminders of importance of long terms goals over short term gratification Reduce attractiveness of immediate gratification alternatives Use self talk to deal with the temptation of immediate gratification Use distractions to reduce focus on temptations Influences on Self Control Parenting Style o Inductive Style VS Power Assertion Disciplinary issues with their children instead of simply asserting their power as parents
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