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    you do realize it's not so much about the marshmellows, as it is about the delay of gratification. most kids go for the instant gratification instead of delaying it, replace marshmellow with something you really like and than say whether or not you'd pass.

    I don't really like marshmallows. I can take or leave them, but i substituted in my brain something else that I do really like.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    I would have passed because I'd have figured out that she wanted me to wait, and pleasing authority figures (if I liked them- I could be a little shit if I didn't respect the authority figure) was more important to me than the instant gratification of eating the marshmallow. Plus if I waited then maybe I could take them both home and get my mom to help me roast them over the stove burner.

    I'm intrigued by the idea that waiting = passing, though. The authority figure in the video clearly sets it up as the child's choice, and I wonder why choosing to wait to get more is automatically the "passing" option. I get that it's measuring the ability to delay gratification for greater reward, but IMO there are definitely times when that isn't the best course of action in adult life (if the "greater reward" isn't attractive enough to justify denial, for example). A child could have the ability to delay gratification and still choose not to.

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    Maybe...?
    Your kisses, sweeter than honey. But guess what, so is my money.

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    Yes, I'd pass it. Probably. I'd have been much more likely to pass it if it was chocolate though.

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    Provided I understood the conditions of the game and wanted to have two marshmallows rather than one, yes. I might have freaked out over being instructed by a strange adult, though.

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    Gratifying authorities in that kind of circumstance would have had less effect on me than the reality that if I waited, I'd have twice as many marshmallows. IOW, the logic of the situation is clear. As long as I believed the authority was being honest in doubling my marshmallows, I would have waited.

    I doubt I would have sat there staring at the marshmallow though. I'd be off reading a book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Provided I understood the conditions of the game and wanted to have two marshmallows rather than one, yes. I might have freaked out over being instructed by a strange adult, though.

    IJ
    You did calculate tho that you were like 3 yrs old by that time right ?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    You did calculate tho that you were like 3 yrs old by that time right ?!
    Obviously. I daresay understanding the conditions is a given at my current age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Obviously. I daresay understanding the conditions is a given at my current age.
    Hehe, my perspective didnt change that much since then
    [URL]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEBvftJUwDw&t=0s[/URL]

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    I'd threaten to sue the responsible for leaving me one hour without anything to do for false imprisonment.

    Then I'd make a deal out of it that would grant me enough money to buy thousands of marshmallows.

    /wins thread
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