Classic 'marshmallow tests' show two paths to willpower
A room, a tasty treat, a 4-year-old. Repeat hundreds of times as researcher did in the '60's to learn that willpower involves either distraction or actively changing way of thinking about object of desire. Motivation plays role, as does physical addiction, and whether object can be avoided.
Tags: Baltimore, Columbia University, marshmallow tests, Mike Harmon, Neecy Riley, Stop Smoking Hypnosis Clinic, Walter Mischel, willpower
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