The Marshmallow Test

The Marshmallow Test

Mastering Self-control

Book - 2014
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Psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the well-known Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it.
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? He explains how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life, and changes the way you think about who we are and what we can be.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316230872
Branch Call Number: 155.25 M682m 2014
Characteristics: viii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Mastering self-control


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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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