The Marshmallow Test: Why Self-control Is The Engine Of Success

Paperback | September 22, 2015

byWalter Mischel

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Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it.

A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behavior later in life?

The world's leading expert on self-control, Walter Mischel has proven that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting higher SAT scores, better social and cognitive functioning, a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of self-worth. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught?

InThe Marshmallow Test, Mischel explains how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life--from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement. With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care,The Marshmallow Testwill change the way you think about who we are and what we can be.



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Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it.A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behavior later in life?The world's leading e...

Walter Mischel holds the Robert Johnston Niven chair as professor of humane letters in psychology at Columbia University. He is the author of more than two hundred scientific papers as well as the coauthor ofIntroduction to Personality,now in its eighth edition. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American A...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:September 22, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316230863

ISBN - 13:9780316230865

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"Walter Mischel has changed psychologists' view of human potential, and The Marshmallow Test will change yours. The book is full of insights about self-control and how to master it, though it does create one impulse that is hard to resist-the desire to read the book cover to cover. It is both a fascinating story of a brilliant researcher at work and a recipe for how to change one's life."-Timothy Wilson, Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia, author of Redirect