One treat now—or two later, if I wait. That’s the choice young kids have to make when they’re taking
the Marshmallow Test, a famous measure of how well they can delay gratification.
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It takes strong
executive functioning skills for young kids to resist temptation. See how three preschoolers coped with that temptation during a session at the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota. And hear about the role executive function plays from the institute’s research director
Stephanie Carlson and professor/researcher