Here's the YouTube link.
Link via Jonah Lehrer's post on recent research following up on the original marshmallow kids.
Oh My God, i enjoyed the kids weird gestures(especially the boy with rosy cheeks!) more than the marshmallow study! Kids understand delayed gratification better than adults do who crave for instant gratification. Since i have never tasted marshmallow, i'm surprised that kids could resist it fairly well. All these kids behavior/temptation should be studied when they turn 20 by replacing marshmallow with scotch(or a similar kind like tobacco/drug/oxycontin) and also extending the duration from 15 mnts to couple of hours. That will reflect some light on the behavior of alcoholics/smokers/drug addicts. In order to quit or keep it to a minimum any of these habits, it requires the power of 'delaying'. Those who show patience to delay are the ones likely to quit smoking which accounts for roughly 85% of lung cancers which is the leading cause of death in US and worldwide and it has surpassed cancer deaths from breast, prostate and colorectal combined.
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