The Marshmallow Test: Understanding Self-control. Kindle edition £0.99p
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The Marshmallow Test: Understanding Self-control. Kindle edition £0.99p

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Found 12th Sep 2017
337 pages, print £9.99. "Walter Mischel’s now iconic 'marshmallow test,' one of the most famous experiments in the history of psychology, proved that the ability to delay gratification is critical to living a successful and fulfilling life: self-control not only predicts higher marks in school, better social and cognitive functioning, and a greater sense of self-worth; it also helps us manage stress, pursue goals more effectively, and cope with painful emotions. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught?"

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"The Marshmallow Test is a tour de force. Despite its serious academic content, it wears its learning lightly ... this book will make [Mischel] as much of a household name as his marshmallows are." -- Natalie Gold The Times

"This is a complex book that explores human nature, neuroscience and genetics, enlivened by a sprinkling of anecdotes. It's also a book that can show you how to change your behaviour: whether it's finally setting up that pension, cutting your alcohol intake or shunning the marshmallows for good." -- Rosamund Urwin Evening Standard

"This is a genial, optimistic book and a rather soothing read ... it provides an important and largely painless insight into a profound transformation in psychology" The Sunday Times

"Walter Mischel is one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, and The Marshmallow Test will make him one of the most influential in this century, too." Steven Pinker

"A top five psychology title" Independent on Sunday
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After a lifetime of delayed gratification, I just lost all self-control and bought it. Looking forward to reading it to find out why.
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I bloody love marshmallows... probably why in 25 stone
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Buy it buy it buy it Buy it buy it buy it Buy it buy it buy it Buy it buy it buy it Buy it buy it buy it, wait... Whats the book about?
After a lifetime of delayed gratification, I just lost all self-control and bought it. Looking forward to reading it to find out why.
Another theory....assuming that one size fits all.........we don't all respond in the same way to outside pressures, manipulated circumstances and respond equally with logical choice....to many factors make up human interactions
I bloody love marshmallows... probably why in 25 stone
I've been waiting for this one...
Must resist...must not press buy...
I bought the book but thanks for posting, wouldn't have known about it if it wasn't for this post
Theres a thing called tar that we all getfor & & its
There's one other point of view in regards to delayed gratification - 'Life's too short - eat dessert first'
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