When we compare the analysis of Dr. Mischel’s 1972 marshmallow test and more recent test revisions, we see how a new lens makes a difference.
What We Can Learn From a Child and a Marshmallow
Since nursery school children first took the marshmallow test in 1972, researchers have revised the experiment and its meaning.
Why We Needed to Retake the Marshmallow Test
After doing their own version of the marshmallow test, researchers from NYU and UC Irvine told us to look at the value of delayed gratification somewhat differently.
What the Ability to Delay Gratification Says About You
Looking at delayed gratification through Walter Mischel’s marshmallow test and other studies, researchers can better grasp who will save for retirement.