The Marshmallow Test

Mastering Self-Control
Author(s): Walter Mischel
Awards:Judges Award: Science & Technology-Finalist-Audies
CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: BN9966
Released: Sep 22, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781469249117
Narrator/s: Alan Alda
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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"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. "

All formats/editions

Author(s): Walter Mischel
Product Number EB00280968
Released: Sep 23, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Little, Brown Spark
ISBN: #9780316365727

Professional reviews

"Alan AldaÕs relaxed performance makes it easy to pay attention to and digest this discussion on the importance of delayed gratification. The author conducted the now famous Òmarshmallow experimentsÓ with preschoolers more than 20 years ago: Eat one marshmallow now or wait a bit and get two later? ItÕs pure listening pleasure to hear AldaÕs familiar voice and authentic engagement with this important book. The author shows how children who contained their impulses in the study demonstrated, later in life, substantially higher SAT scores, more effective goal attainment, better stress management, and more resistance to addictions. Offering promising evidence that life-draining impulsivity can be replaced by more thoughtful decision making, this is an accessible collection of brain science and behavioral strategies that can help us improve this critical life skill. T.W. 2015 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"