• R.I.P. Walter Mischel, father of the infamous Marshmallow Test

    6 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / Finding a distraction is key for young children trying to resist the marshmallow.
    The psychologist who famously demonstrated the importance of being able to delay gratification to achieving later success in life died on September 12 in New York City. Walter Mischel, emeritus professor of psychology at Columbia University and self-proclaimed "Marshmallow Man," was 88.
    Per Columbia University's announcement :
    "Professor Mischel is revered for his work in self-regulation. He is the author of the popular book The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control. In it, he describes his...
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