Marvelous, Torturous Marshmallows

by on April 1, 2014 in Must Sees with No Comments »

Mischel’s well-known study invited children to refuse a marshmallow with the prospect that successful resisting would mean two marshmallows later! The results lead us to consider – somewhat controversially – the nature of willpower. Is it learned? Is it innate? A mix? Can we make a prediction about a person’s life outcomes based on how they interact with a marshmallow at age four? This Radiolab audio podcast explores here.


Leave a Reply



academia advice Bilingual books College college decisions communication confidence education ESL failure goals grammar inspiration interviews Junot Diaz Language learning learning strategies lifelong learning Luminaria math MCNY moocs new york times plagiarism prewriting racism reading science specialist hours student student bio student profile student recognition ceremony students study skills success sucess teaching the new yorker time management writer's block writing writing process

Copyright © 2015, | The Specialist is proudly powered by WordPress All rights Reserved | Theme by Ryan McNair