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The Marshmallow Test

Are Marshmallows a Fair Indicator of Success?

If you failed the marshmallow test when you were a kid, chances are you won't see success, according to a study by psychologist Walter Mischel. Researchers place the white, fluffy sweet on a plate and tell the kids to either eat the marshmallow now or wait for a moment to eat two marshmallows. It's apparently a great indicator of impulse control, which is a good predictor of SAT scores. In fact, those who chose the delayed gratification path scored 210 more points than those who succumbed to the allures of the yummy marshmallows. Do you think this is a smart test to measure a person's chances of succeeding?

Check out the cute video below of a professor who carried out this experiment:

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