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Marshmallow Test

The Scientist Who Taught Cookie Monster Self-Control Has A Warning For Congress

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Among the characters on Sesame Street, Cookie Monster is perhaps the most simplistic. That furry guy loves freshly baked chocolate chip ...

Marshmallow Science

Jill Donenfeld | Posted 04.22.2015 | Taste
Jill Donenfeld

In honor of my official addiction to City Bakery's Hot Chocolate Festival this month, I set out on a culinary quest: to make the ideal, healthy, homemade marshmallow.

Is This The Key To Self-Improvement?

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

Behavioral changes at the margin are the key to getting at the core of any goal. Learning how to delay even a minor gratification helps to build a mindset that can support ambitious personal objectives. It's never to late to teach yourself how to pass the marshmallow test.

Why Schools Must Teach Delayed Gratification

John Thompson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
John Thompson

Regardless of whether learning is undermined by the legacies of poverty and trauma, or the digital distractions of an affluent society, our challenge should be clear.

Is Cake The Key To Teaching Kids Patience?

Pamela Druckerman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Parents
Pamela Druckerman

Patience isn't a fixed quality. It's more like a muscle, which grows stronger with practice. And French kids get a lot of practice.

A New Way To Achieve Your New Year's Resolution

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

New Year's resolutions are always tough to maintain. But is there a neurological secret to staying on top of your new goals? HuffPost Live host Ab...

A 'Marshmallow Test' For Teachers

Alexander Russo | Posted 08.26.2011 | Education
Alexander Russo

If the economy continues to sag and indeed it really comes time to lay off large numbers of teachers this year, then I propose that policymakers administer a version of the "Marshmallow Test."

How Candy Can Turn You Into a Criminal or a CEO

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

According to a British study, kids who ate candy every day at age 10 were significantly more likely to be convicted of a crime at age 34. The Lesson: Should we ban candy? No.

Marshmallow Test VIDEO: A Reenactment Of Walter Mischel's Child Psychology Test

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In the late 1960s, psychologist Walter Mischel performed a series of tests on preschoolers referred to as The Marshmallow Tests. Mischel would give a...