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The Marshmallow Test

Prefer an Unmelancholy Dane?

Francis Levy | Posted 09.24.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Sure there are people who have an endlessly positive and productive worldview. But sometimes this kind of behavior is known as denial.

How To Predict Your Child's SAT Scores (VIDEO)

John Medina, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Medina, Ph.D.

Mischel found that children who could delay gratification for 15 minutes scored 210 points higher on their SATs than children who lasted one minute.

Advice From 4-Year Olds

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rajiv Narayan

Stanford University professor Michael Mischel's marshmallow test fits well with weight loss. The solution to restraint is easy: be a 4-year old. Adopt the same strategy the self-disciplined children did and find ways to distract yourself.