The secret to the “Marshmallow Test” results seems to have more to do with culture than age

A new study, reported in KQED News Mind/Shift, repeated Mischel’s famous Marshmallow Test with two groups of young children in Cameroon and Germany.  The results were very interesting, and seem to have much more to do with cultural differences in child rearing practices and children’s impulse control ability rather than with simply developmental age.  Who knew?

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