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?
In The 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 Test will change the way you think about who we are and what we
can be. Download and start listening now!