Would You Pass The Marshmallow Test?


In 1972, psychologist Walter Mischel of Stanford University conducted a novel experiment. Researchers led children aged between four and six years into a room consisting of only a table and a chair. The researcher would place a marshmallow on the table in full view of the child, and as his or her mouth started watering, the researcher offered the child a choice: eat the marshmallow now or wait 15 minutes to eat it and receive a second marshmallow as a reward for having patience. Six hundred children participated in the experiment—approximately one-third showed sufficient self-control to receive the second marshmallow. When follow-up studies were conducted on the children over several decades, there was a strong correlation between success in life and being able to wait for the second marshmallow.

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