It’s all about self control!
A Stanford University professor and psychologist, Walter Mischel, conducted a famous series of studies on delayed gratification in the late 1960s and early 1970s with 4 year old children. The children were given a marshmallow but were told that if they did not eat the marshmallow immediately but waited until researcher returned to the room after about 15 minutes, they would be given two.
This study which has been repeated many times since, but what was the pay-off? [Read more…]