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Apr

Could you resist the marshmallow?

Who knew the self-control to delay reward could be so important? Researchers have figured it out. From the video comments:

The marshmallow experiment is a famous test of this concept conducted by Walter Mischel at Stanford University and discussed by Daniel Goleman in his popular work. In the 1960s, a group of four-year olds were given a marshmallow and promised another, only if they could wait 20 minutes before eating the first one. Some children could wait and others could not. The researchers then followed the progress of each child into adolescence, and demonstrated that those with the ability to wait were better adjusted and more dependable (determined via surveys of their parents and teachers), and scored an average of 210 points higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.”

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  1. pistachito reblogged this from fuckyeahneuroscience and added:
    jajajaja que risa xD
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    The kids are adorable :D
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  14. pursuitofpulchritude reblogged this from fuckyeahneuroscience and added:
    This always kills me. Every time.
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  16. kellythepsycho reblogged this from fuckyeahneuroscience and added:
    I absolutely love this test.
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  20. wittgensteins-beetle reblogged this from fuckyeahneuroscience and added:
    Also known as the cutest experiment you will ever see.