The video in the lecture slides of the children waiting to eat their marshmallow was a great explanation of how humans may or may not make impulsive behaviors based of how well we can control their actions. Underlying emotions may be the major factors creating our behavior, such as when anxiety, which may cause some to over eat or not eat at all. After learning about self-control, I have come to believe that human behavior is largely self-regulated.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Self-control is defined by the ability to control your self, within ones emotions and desires, especially in challenging situations. We may not be able to control all our behaviors, but we all can control most. Some individuals may just be a little out of control while others are extremely out of control. Whether the situation involves eating, speeding while driving, drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes every situations need some type of self-control. It is essential to grasp the causes of behavior and how to adjust it. As we learned, studies have shown that humans usually take the lesser immediate reward, rather than waiting for a greater reward which pays off in the near or far future. Guaranteeing genuine satisfaction will enhance learning and motivational behavior.