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The marshmallow test : mastering self-control, Walter Mischel

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The marshmallow test : mastering self-control
Title
The marshmallow test
Title remainder
mastering self-control
Statement of responsibility
Walter Mischel
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it. 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 behavior later in life? The world's leading expert on self-control, Walter Mischel has proven that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting higher SAT scores, better social and cognitive functioning, a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of self-worth. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught? In The Marshmallow Test, Mischel explains how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life--from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement. With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way you think about who we are and what we can be. "--
  • "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 behavior later in life? The world's leading expert on self-control, Walter Mischel has proven that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting higher SAT scores, better social and cognitive functioning, a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of self-worth. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught? In The Marshmallow Test, Mischel explains how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life--from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement. With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way you think about who we are and what we can be"--
Summary
A psychologist known for a famous delayed-gratification test discusses whether willpower can be taught and offers tips and strategies for improving and mastering self-control and applying it to everyday challenges like losing weight, quitting smoking and overcoming heartbreak
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10358144
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DLC
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Mischel, Walter
Dewey number
155.2/5
Index
index present
LC call number
BF632
LC item number
.M57 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-control
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
  • Self-control
  • Belohnungsaufschub
  • Entwicklungspsychologie
  • Experimentelle Psychologie
  • Kind
  • Lebenslauf
  • Selbstkontrolle
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
mastering self-control
Label
The marshmallow test : mastering self-control, Walter Mischel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Delay ability : enabling self-control. In Stanford University's Surprise Room ; How they do it ; Thinking hot and cool ; The roots of self-control ; The best-laid plans ; Idle grasshoppers and busy ants ; Is it prewired? The new genetics -- From marshmallows in pre-K to money in 401(k). The engine of success : "I think I can!" ; Your future self ; Beyond the here and now ; Protecting the hurt self : self-distancing ; Cooling painful emotions ; The psychological immune system ; When smart people act stupid ; If-Then signatures of personality ; The paralyzed will ; Will fatigue -- From lab to life. Marshmallows and public policy ; Applying core strategies ; Human nature
Control code
ocn868040713
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780316230872
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)868040713
Label
The marshmallow test : mastering self-control, Walter Mischel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Delay ability : enabling self-control. In Stanford University's Surprise Room ; How they do it ; Thinking hot and cool ; The roots of self-control ; The best-laid plans ; Idle grasshoppers and busy ants ; Is it prewired? The new genetics -- From marshmallows in pre-K to money in 401(k). The engine of success : "I think I can!" ; Your future self ; Beyond the here and now ; Protecting the hurt self : self-distancing ; Cooling painful emotions ; The psychological immune system ; When smart people act stupid ; If-Then signatures of personality ; The paralyzed will ; Will fatigue -- From lab to life. Marshmallows and public policy ; Applying core strategies ; Human nature
Control code
ocn868040713
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780316230872
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)868040713

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