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Marshmallow experiment background 2010

  1. 1. Marshmallow Experiment Background<br />Fall 2010<br />
  2. 2. Why is this important?<br />What are the kids doing?<br />
  3. 3. Delayed Gratification =Self Control or,Being Able to Say No or to Wait<br />
  4. 4. Time<br />Focus on the Futurevs.<br />Focus on the Present<br />
  5. 5. You Can Improve Your Self Control<br />
  6. 6. Imagination<br />Some children avoided eating the marshmallow by imagining it as something else—a cloud, a table, a chef’s hat.<br />
  7. 7. Distraction<br />Do other activities that make you think, so you don’t think about the candy. <br />
  8. 8. Self-talk<br />Hmm, just two more questions to answer, I can finish this!<br />The messages we “speak” to ourselves in our head to influence our thinking and our actions. <br />
  9. 9. Exercise<br />Students engaged in regular physical activity have better self-control.<br />
  10. 10. Breakdown complex tasks<br />Do attention training like looking and listening for details, and observing closely for solving complex puzzles. <br />