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Walter Mischel Marshmallow Test

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...

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.

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...