This little clip of "The Marshmallow Test" is absolutely hilarious. I'd heard about this experiment from my psychology class, and then I saw it on alreadypretty.com, posted by the lovely Sal and I thought it was just too funny not to share.

Thanks to Wikipedia you can now read ALL about this delayed gratification test:

The marshmallow experiment is a famous test of this concept conducted by Walter Mischel at Stanford University and discussed by Daniel Goleman in his popular work. In the 1960s, a group of four-year olds were given a marshmallow and promised another, only if they could wait 20 minutes before eating the first one. Some children could wait and others could not. The researchers then followed the progress of each child into adolescence, and demonstrated that those with the ability to wait were better adjusted and more dependable (determined via surveys of their parents and teachers), and scored an average of 210 points higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.[2]

I so would've failed this test as a child.

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