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The Marshmallow Test by Walter Mischel giveaway

The Marshmallow Test

A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behaviour later in life?

Walter Mischel's now iconic 'marshmallow test,' one of the most famous experiments in the history of psychology, proved that the ability to delay gratification is critical to living a successful and fulfilling life: self-control not only predicts higher marks in school, better social and cognitive functioning, and a greater sense of self-worth, it also helps us manage stress, pursue goals more effectively, and cope with painful emotions. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught?

In his groundbreaking new book, Dr. Mischel draws on decades of compelling research and life examples to explore the nature of willpower, identifying the cognitive skills and mental mechanisms that enable it and showing how these can be applied to challenges in everyday life. 

With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way we think about who we are and what we can be. 

This book giveaway is sponsored by
Transworld Publishers

Dr. Mischel will be joining us for a webchat in October to discuss delayed gratification, willpower and theory of mind – as well as what children's behaviour might indicate about their future decisions. 


Walter Mischel

About the author

Dr Walter Mischel holds the Robert Johnston Niven chair as Professor of Humane Letters in Psychology at Columbia University. He is the author of more than two hundred scientific papers as well as the co-author of Introduction to Personality, now in its eighth edition. He has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has won the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of APA and the Grawemeyer Award for Psychology. He lives in New York.

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This giveaway closes 10am, Mon 29 Sept so apply now.












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