CWV-101 Module 7 DQ 1
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In light of the topic of sexuality this week, click on the link for the "Marshmallow Test" video. What insights can be gained from this video? In what ways do immediate and delayed gratification apply to worldviews and lifestyle? Choose one worldview studied in this course and discuss its approach to sexuality and compare it to your worldview?
"The Marshmallow Test is an experiment with preschool children to see if they can wait for a full reward and delay gratification. They are in a room where a facilitator explains that they can have one marshmallow immediately or they can wait for an unspecified amount of time until the facilitator comes back and gives them a second marshmallow. The real fun starts when the facilitator leaves the room and the camera keeps rolling. The children look at the marshmallow in front of them, smell it, or try to nibble around the edges of the marshmallow. This and other physical evidence show that this is no easy task. Those who wait for the facilitator to return get the second marshmallow. Those that pursue immediate gratification and eat the first marshmallow already have their reward. The other end of the study is conducted some 20 years later. Generally, those preschool children who waited for the second marshmallow were more successful than those who could not wait for the facilitator to return."