DELAY OF GRATIFICATION By N., Sam M.S. - 5 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." Related Psychology Terms REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) NYMPHOMANIA (Andromania) Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams CHILD PSYCHIATRY DELAYED REACTION THORNDIKE, EDWARD LEE (1874- 1949) REGRESSION CHILD PSYCHOLOGY KORSAKOFF’S SYNDROME (Amne- sic-Confabulatory Syndrome) PMDD: Can It Be Cured? Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DELAY OF GRATIFICATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/delay-of-gratification/ (accessed June 27, 2022).