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By Paul Solman
By PBS NewsHour
The marshmallow test is famous: Give a kid a marshmallow and see if he or she can show enough self-control to hold off eating it and, as a reward, enjoy a second. Its results have often be viewed as fatalistic…
By Simone Pathe
In 2011, PBS NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman paid a visit to Sesame Street, where he taught Grover about Walter Michel’s famous “Marshmallow Test” - a psychological experiment where a child is given a choice between eating one marshmallow…
By Nora Daly
By Walter Mischel
If taught young, self-control skills can have strong protective effects, even helping those whose vulnerabilities might make them more likely to fall behind economically. That's according to Walter Mischel, author of "The Marshmallow Test," in part four of his conversation…
Each of us has our own temptations, says Walter Mischel, author of "The Marshmallow Test." For Mischel, it was smoking. For Clinton, it was junk food. Having the willpower to resist, Mischel explains, requires making the long-term consequences of each…
The first step to overcoming temptations, like eating the marshmallow, is figuring out what makes us "hot." All of our behavior is localized, says "The Marshmallow Test" author Walter Mischel, and our vulnerabilities are no exception.
From the father of the Marshmallow Test, Columbia University psychologist Walter Mischel, comes the new book, “The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self Control.”…
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