WHAT MARSHMALLOWS CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT DELAYING GRATIFICATION

Academic success, social skills, emotional maturity, weight gain, alcohol abuse, self-esteem, and more . . . According to Columbia University Professor Walter Mischel, all of these can be evaluated using marshmallows. Well, it’s a little more complicated but it all relates to one of the most important qualities in making any behavior change. Walter Mischel’s …

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ARE YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS REALISTIC? LESSONS FROM THE PLANNING FALLACY

When it comes to understanding why 40% of New Year’s resolvers never stick to their pledges, most blame lack of willpower or withering motivation. Many tune in to Dr. Phil or search the self-help section of their local bookstore for answers. The problem may not be a lack of determination but a lack of realism …

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