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“Think happy thoughts!”: Positive mood and delaying gratification in children

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• Activities designed to induce mood states in children (such as videos and recalling emotional memories) impact cognitive performance on a range of tasks (e.g. Tornare et al, 2016; Schnall et al, 2008).


• However, the mechanisms for such effects are often unclear, as mood inductions could impact several affective, motivational and cognitive processes.


• Self-regulation generally improves following positive mood inductions in children (Yates et al., 1981; Fry, 197...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Education
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Publisher:
British Psychological Society Publisher's website
Publication date:
2016-09-14
Acceptance date:
2016-05-20
Pubs id:
pubs:858122
URN:
uri:82c64ba0-902f-4f67-8e46-e0aea3ec2a99
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uuid:82c64ba0-902f-4f67-8e46-e0aea3ec2a99
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pubs:858122

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