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What the marshmallow test really teaches about self-control

What the marshmallow test really teaches about self-control

September 24, 2014

Some critics claim that a 2012 University of Rochester study calls the Marshmallow Test into question. Children in a reliable environment (where they could trust that the delayed reward would materialize) waited four times longer than children in the unreliable group. Were the kids in your test simply making a rational choice and assessing reliability? And wouldn’t that factor be outside the scope of the original Marshmallow Tests?

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Helping Bereaved Kids Cope During the Holidays

Helping Bereaved Kids Cope During the Holidays

November 13, 2013

The stretch between October and January becomes a downward spiral of grief for bereaved children.

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The Marshmallow Study Revisited

The Marshmallow Study Revisited

October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Children who experienced reliable interactions immediately before the marshmallow task waited on average four times longer—12 versus three minutes—than youngsters in similar but unreliable situations.

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Exposure to Snot-Nosed Kids Ups Severity of Cold Infections

Exposure to Snot-Nosed Kids Ups Severity of Cold Infections

September 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Of people who come down with colds, the course of the infection is much more likely to be worse in people exposed to children.

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