Data: Self-control remains constant from childhood to adulthood

08/29/2011 | HealthDay News

Children who demonstrated poor self-control in a test of delayed gratification tended to also exhibit less self-control as adults than those who had better control as children, a 40-year study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests. Brain scans among the study participants also revealed differences in activities of the ventral striatum, which plays a role in reward and is linked to addiction, researchers said.

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