THE MARSHMALLOW TEMPTATION TEST

What happens when you put children in a room with two hidden cameras and a marshmallow? They have a really tough time not eating the squishy white poof, even if they know they’ll be rewarded with more if they resist. A friend sent me this video recently and I think it is too good not to share. So sit back and watch and as you watch pay attention to your own feelings.

For more psychoanalysis on delayed gratification as expressed through air-puffed gelatin, read this piece by Jonah Lehrer in the New Yorker.

Click on delayed gratification if you desire to read more.