Children In The 1960's

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The first research occurred In the 1960s, a Stanford University Professor named Walter Mischel gave young children a simple proposition which was that if they sat with a marshmallow in front of them for fifteen minutes and they could withstand not eating it then they would be given two treats when the time was up. Some of them ate the treat straight away. However, others did not eat the marshmallow and succeeded in overcoming temptation. In follow-up studies, the researchers found that the children who were able to wait longer and resist temptation for the preferred rewards tended to have better life

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