The Marshmallow Test Revisited
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 837 , Segment 3
Episode: Bias and Insubordination at the FBI, Revisiting the Marshmallow Test, Unmasking Robin Williams
- Jun 19, 2018 11:00 pm
- 13:54 mins
Guest: Tyler Watts, PhD, Research Assistant Professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University Thanks to something called the Marshmallow Test, it’s a widely-known fact that kids who are able to exercise a bit of self-control as toddlers will have more success in life – they’ll get better standardized test scores, do better in college and even in their careers. But a team of researchers recently attempted to replicate that original Marshmallow test published in 1990 and found the link between success in life and being able to resist the temptation of a fluffy marshmallow as a toddler is not nearly as strong as we thought.