Friday, September 18, 2009

Marshmallow Experiment Tests Kids' Mettle


Although off-topic, I'm a big fan of science and so felt compelled to share this gem.

The experiment gives children an opportunity to double their sugar bounty if they can exert self-control for 20 minutes without supervision. Cuteness is the overriding data point, as you'll see:



Studies like this have a long pedigree, as recounted recently in The New Yorker online.

2 comments :

Rover said...

LOL that was really hilarious! thanks

Carol Hu said...

I was wondering what the boy who got 2 macshmallow would do if the lady offered double the amount again after another 20 mins :)