July 18, 2018

#BookReview of The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control by Walter Mischel

The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-ControlReviewed By: Rachael
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Recommended Age: Adult
Genre: Nonfiction, Psychology
About the Book:Psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the Marshmallow Test, explains what self-control is and how to master it.

A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behavior later in life?

The world's leading expert on self-control, Walter Mischel has proven that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting higher SAT scores, better social and cognitive functioning, a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of self-worth. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught?

In The Marshmallow Test, Mischel explains how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life—from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement. With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way you think about who we are and what we can be.





About the Author: 
Walter Mischel (German: [ˈmɪʃəl]; born February 22, 1930) is an American psychologist specializing in personality theory and social psychology. He is the Robert Johnston Niven Professor of Humane Letters in the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Mischel as the 25th most cited psychologist of the 20th century.



Do I Recommend this book? Nooooooo

Notes and Opinions: I was struggling to even read the first chapter. I was really bored. I really feel like there wasn't any useful or new information. And why was this in story format? It didn't work. It should have been an article or research paper. It also felt like he was talking down to you. I just couldn't enjoy it.
 









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