Vividness of the future self predicts delinquency

    Psychological science, Volume 24, Issue 6, 2013, Pages 974-980.

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    future selfdelinquencyvirtual realitytemporal discountingself-defeating behaviorMore(1+)

    Abstract:

    The tendency to live in the here and now, and the failure to think through the delayed consequences of behavior, is one of the strongest individual-level correlates of delinquency. We tested the hypothesis that this correlation results from a limited ability to imagine one's self in the future, which leads to opting for immediate gratific...More

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