Radio Lab: The Marshmallow Test
The always fascinating Radio Lab has a brief podcast this week about Walter Mischel‘s delayed gratification experiment with children, known as the marshmallow test. It seems that being able to delay gratification around the age of four has a strong correlation with success later in life.
Here is audio of the 15-minute Radio Lab podcast:
And here’s a TV news segment about a reenactment of the experiment:
More adorable video footage of the experiment is on the station web page.