DELAY OF GRATIFICATION

Letting the immediate reward go so a better reward is gotten later. Compare immediate gratification.

DELAY OF GRATIFICATION: "Joe showed delay in gratification as he knew he would get a bigger present at Christmas."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "DELAY OF GRATIFICATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/delay-of-gratification/ (accessed July 22, 2018).
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