Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Marshmallow Test

This is the famous video of a social experiment involving children by Stanford University. Children were given a marshmallow and told that they could either eat it or wait-- and if they wait they will get two marshmallows- the adult then left the room.   

The video is quite funny, but says a lot about kids and learning styles.  
  Results showed that about half of the kids ate the marshmallow.  Kids who didn't eat the marshmallow did better in college, o nthe SAT, or in life.  The ones who could handle delayed gratification were generally better in school.