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.
Since nursery school children first took the marshmallow test in 1972, researchers have revised the experiment and its meaning.
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.
Assume you drive from Los Angeles to Denver. Then, you blow leaves for one hour. The leaf blower will create more “smog forming” pollution than your car: Where are we going? To delayed gratification. But first, a leaf blower…