Review: The Marshmallow Test

Review of the Marshmallow Test

The Marshmallow Test presents the recent scientific discoveries on how the ability to delay gratification influence our lives. Self control is a skill developed early in childhood, but can be improved later in life with certain techniques.

Some of my takeaways: the use “if -then” statements in situations where I know my willpower will be challenged (like: nicotine in party situations). And that people show a lot of willpower might have other areas where they totally lack it. (Bill Clinton, Tiger Woods vs. sexy ladies). I recommend this book.


“The Marshmallow Test” by Walter Mischel.


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