Young children are given a hearthbreaking choice: Eat one marshmallow immediately or wait and enjoy two marshmallows in a few minutes. What will they do? And above all, what will be the consequences of their behavior later in life?
In this great book, renowned psychologist Walter Mischel - the world's leading expert on self-control and designer of the famous Marshmallow Test - explains what is self-control and how to master it.
Mischel has discovered that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting better cognitive and social functioning, improved SAT scores, a greater sense of self-worth and a healthier lifestyle.
Is willpower prewired, or can it be taught and learned?