The Marshmallow Test

The Marshmallow Test

Mastering Self-control

Book - 2014
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"Is willpower pre-wired, or can it be taught? In THE MARSHMALLOW TEST, renowned psychologist Walter 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."--From publisher.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316230872
Branch Call Number: 155.25 MIS NVD
Characteristics: viii, 326 pages : 25 cm


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Nov 06, 2015

Utterly fascinating and worth reading twice. The author, however, seems unwilling to admit plainly the continuing relevance of operant conditioning.

leah_123 Jun 29, 2015

Psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the now famous “Marshmallow Test,” says “the ability to delay gratification and resist temptations has been a fundamental challenge since the dawn of civilization.”

Apr 28, 2015

Especially useful for parents and educators, this readable book shows how self-control predicts success in life. While the said self-control is more natural for some, the great news is that, with the current evidence of brain malleability, children can learn strategies to enhance their self-control, improving their quality of life both now and in the future.

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