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The Marshmallow Study Revisited

October 11, 2012

a child participates in the marshmallow experiment For the past four decades, the "marshmallow test" has served as a classic experimental measure of children's self-control: Will a preschooler eat one of the fluffy white confections now or hold out for two later? Now a new study demonstrates that being able to delay gratification is influenced as much by the environment as by innate ability. Full Story

University of Rochester

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