n Chapter 5, we will discuss a topic called self-regulation. This out-of-class activity involves watching a brief talk on “the marshmallow test,” a measure of children’s willpower. If you would like to take part in this activity, you must watch the video (approximately 6 minutes) and answer several questions about it.
Here is a link to the video:http://www.ted.com/talks/joachim_de_posada_says_don_t_eat_the_marshmallow_yet.html
- What proportion of children ate the marshmallow before the researcher returned to the room, and what proportion waited?
- What does Dr. de Posada say is the most important factor for success?
- What did the 15-year follow-up study show?
- Did the Colombian children show the same or different results as the American children?
This activity is worth up to 5 points. To earn all 5 points, your answers must be correct, specific, well-written in complete sentences, and free of spelling and grammatical errors. They should also be concise; your entire response should be no longer than one page.