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Video: The Marshmallow Test in Action

By The Understood Team

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.

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 Phil Zelazo.

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