Casey, B. J., Somerville, L. H., Gotlib, I. H., Ayduk, O., Franklin, N. T., Askren, M. K., … & Glover, G. (2011). Behavioral and neural correlates of delay of gratification 40 years later. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(36), 14998-15003.
This is the contemporary biological psychology study which you will look at for your H167 AS OCR Psychology exam. You will also need this study for your OCR H567 A Level Psychology core studies exam.
The theme of the biological psychology studies in the H167 exam is regions of the brain. This study by Casey et al., (2011) focuses on the behavioural and neural correlates of delay of gratification.
Sounds like a mouthful?
Don’t worry, it’s easier than you’d imagine.
What are the behavioural and neural correlates of delay of gratification?
Let’s cover the first part. Behavioural and neural. Behavioural simply refers to any act or response to a stimulus. Neural simply refers to brain activity.