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Ratliff 1 Zachary Ratliff Dr. John Marazita PSY 220 30 March 2016 Duckworth Response In "Unpacking Self-Control," Duckworth et al. present a model of explaining what is known as self-controlled behavior. Volitional processes, such as executive functions, orient one toward long-term goals, while impusigenic processes, such as reward-seeking drives, turn one toward short-term goals. In brief, the motivation of most, if not all, self-controlled actions can be explained as the interplay between these two forces. Most analyses of self-controlled have studied only one side of this, namely the volitional processes. In other words, risk-taking behavior has only been viewed as a failure on the part of executive and meta-cognitional processes rather than an increase in impusigenic processes. A case example of this is adolescence. During this period of development, sensation-seeking increases at a much faster rate than impulse-control, thus explaining the sudden rise in the increase in impulsive behavior.
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  • Spring '16
  • Marazita
  • Psychology, cognitive processes, Duckworth, self-controlled behavior, Duckworth et, Duckworth et al.

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