Kids more likely to pass the marshmallow test of self-control when the outcome for another person as well as the self depends on waiting. We are a sociable species...
Great to see the “Marshmallow Test” resurrected, incl. in a non-WEIRD sample, no less. via
Children #self-regulate much better on the #Marshmallow task when they are cooperatively #interdependent. It shows the power of the no-harm principle, even in children. Excellent research.
"children are more willing to delay gratification for cooperative reasons than for individual goals" via
We find new reserves of willpower when others are counting on us. Kids are more successful in forgoing a cookie now to get an extra one later if a partner is relying on them. You have more self-control when it's not just for yourself. #FridayMotivation