dq 1Max Points: 5.0
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.”dq 2Answer one of the following questions:Have you learned that you have some beliefs contained in other worldviews covered in this course that you did not expect?Have you become even more convinced of your belief system after taking this course? Why?