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Inspired by Walter Mischel’s 1960s experiments on delayed gratification, Steve V conducts an experiment of his own.
“Two hidden cameras. A bunch of kids. One marshmallow each.”
Maybe if I just poke it. Or sniff it. Or rest it on my lip.
Posted at 16:37 in Film, Food and Drink, Ideas | Permalink
If I just nibble this bit and put it back upside down it doesn't count.
Brian H |
September 15, 2009 at 17:01
"[Mischel's] studies with preschoolers in the late 1960s, often referred to as "the marshmallow experiment", examined the processes and mental mechanisms that enable a young child to forego immediate gratification and to wait instead for a larger desired but delayed reward. Continuing research with these original participants has examined how preschool delay of gratification ability links to development over the life course, and may predict a variety of important outcomes (e.g., SAT scores, social and cognitive competence, educational attainment, and drug use)."
The red haired girl didn't even wait until the door shut. Doesn't bode well...
September 15, 2009 at 17:23
"If I just nibble this bit and put it back upside down it doesn't count. "
Bet they grew up to be ASDA workers:
September 15, 2009 at 18:51
David I saw this and thought you'd like it.
September 15, 2009 at 20:33
The kid in the grey shirt is brilliant.
carbon based lifeform |
September 15, 2009 at 21:48
Thanks for that.
“The kid in the grey shirt is brilliant.”
Yes, when the door opens at the end his reaction is priceless. It’s a mix of “busted!” and “is Christmas here?”
September 15, 2009 at 22:01
"The red haired girl didn't even wait until the door shut."
Gingers can't afford to dawdle and dither, we've got a whole world to take over.
September 16, 2009 at 04:16
Ginger = EVIL, I learnt that on South Park so it must be true.
September 16, 2009 at 13:15
The boy in the gray shirt looks and acts like my 6 year old son, especially at the end!
September 16, 2009 at 14:21
So funny. Thanks for posting it.
September 16, 2009 at 15:23
I'd be in the "Screw it, I'm bored", eat that marshmallow and start using the plate as a frisbee cadre. At that age I may also have tried stacking the chair on the table and climbing on it to get better range with the frisbee.
Sam Hart |
September 17, 2009 at 04:11
The little boy who get's the two marshmallows at the end is too cute. Sniffing it, poking it, drumming his fingers.
September 18, 2009 at 20:49
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