Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Jellybeans in the Jungle - Episode 5

2 comments:

Boy on a bike said...

Completely and utterly off topic, but interesting nonetheless:

http://articles.sfgate.com/2006-05-09/opinion/17294721_1_self-control-experiment-human-nature

1735099 said...

I'd heard of this before - and it is hardly a surprising result. I guess the interesting part would be the explanation for this -
"Their performance varied widely. Some broke down and rang the bell within a minute. Others lasted 15 minutes."
I'm sure it's learned skill - the army taught me that - but what part of the early upbringing of those four year-olds explains the wide variation in performance? Nature or nurture - or a combination of both? Maybe some of the kids didn't like marshmallows?

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