Research Paper

Mischel (1972) examined the relationship between delayed gratification as a child and variables related to success (i.e., future SAT scores, and higher competence). From this general research idea, outline the following:

A logical hypothesis that identifies two variables (you can choose which variables you would focus on from the example)
An appropriate research strategy
An appropriate research design
The threats to validity and how they will be addressed
The interpretation of data and conclusions you will be able to draw (Be precise – are you looking at mean differences? Correlations between variables? Can you infer causation?)

NOTE: You are not expected to consult outside sources to answer this question. You should use logic rather than research studies to justify your hypothesis.

Please write in full sentences, using APA-style format and a Word doc/docx file


Mischel, W., Ebbesen, E. B., & Raskoff Zeiss, A. (1972). Cognitive and attentional mechanisms in delay of gratification. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 21(2), 204–218.