The Marshmallow Test

The Marshmallow Test
Author: Walter Mischel
Publsiher: Little, Brown Spark
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-09-23
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780316230858

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Renowned psychologist Walter Mischel, designer of the famous 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.

The Marshmallow Test

The Marshmallow Test
Author: Walter Mischel
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-09-25
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781448154227

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'A brilliant book' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow ‘A book that can show you how to change your behaviour' Evening Standard A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she choose? And what does her decision say about the person she'll become? Walter Mischel’s now iconic 'marshmallow test,' one of the most famous experiments in the history of psychology, proved that the ability to delay gratification is critical to living a successful and fulfilling life: self-control not only predicts higher marks in school, better social and cognitive functioning, and a greater sense of self-worth; it also helps us manage stress, pursue goals more effectively, and cope with painful emotions. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught? In his groundbreaking new book, Dr. Mischel draws on decades of compelling research and life examples to explore the nature of willpower, identifying the cognitive skills and mental mechanisms that enable it and showing how these can be 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 we think about who we are and what we can be. And since, as Mischel argues, a life with too much self-control can be as unfulfilling as one with too little, this book will also teach you when it’s time to ring the bell and enjoy that marshmallow. What readers are saying: ***** ‘Accessible read that is both fascinating and has the potential to help change the way we approach self-control.’ ***** ‘Fascinating, empowering, a brilliant aid to taking ownership of your life.’ ***** ‘Encourages the reader that they have the power to change . . . thought-provoking.’

Don t Eat The Marshmallow Yet

Don t Eat The Marshmallow Yet
Author: Joachim de Posada,Ellen Singer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2005-09-06
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781101043776

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Learn how to achieve success—and eat your marshmallows, too—with this motivational, life-changing book. What explains the difference between success and failure? And what does it mean to you and your children? The answer lies in a landmark Stanford University study. Children were left in a room, each with a marshmallow, and given the choice of eating it then or fifteen minutes later, when they were promised an extra marshmallow as a reward for waiting. Some ate theirs right away. Others waited. But the study’s real significance came a decade later when the researchers discovered that the children who held out for the reward had become more successful adults than the children who gobbled their marshmallows immediately. The lesson wasn’t lost on Joachim de Posada, a world-renowned motivational speaker to thousands of corporate executives and professional athletes. The “marshmallow theory” answered a thirty-year quest to find a compelling explanation for why some people succeed and others fail. Posada was convinced that the key difference between success and failure is not merely hard work or superior intelligence but the ability to delay gratification. “Marshmallow resisters” achieve high levels of success while the rest of us eat all our marshmallows at once, so to speak—accumulating debt and dissatisfaction no matter what our occupations or incomes. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Using a simple parable and real-life examples (including basketball great Larry Bird and major league baseball catcher Jorge Posada, Joachim’s cousin), this book shows you how the moves you make today can pay off big tomorrow—if you just don’t eat the marshmallow…yet!

The Marshmallow Test

The Marshmallow Test
Author: Michelle Claus
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2014-05-05
Genre: Marshmallow
ISBN: 163175002X

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Dad offers to his daughter a marshmallow and a choice: Enjoy the treat now -- or -- wait 15 minutes for "something even better." Will she be able to wait? What could be better than a marshmallow? You don t have to wait to find out. Read the book and fall in love with the adorable illustrations by amazing talent, Sasha Roberson. Parent Note: The often-difficult concept of telling analog time is made simple in this story, as is the equally important lesson of learning how to wait for a reward. Lexile Score: 540L Lexile Code: AD (Adult Directed for small children)

Perfect Little World

Perfect Little World
Author: Kevin Wilson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-01-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780062450357

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Wilson’s ambition alone is exciting. . . . [His] writing has a Houdini-like perfection, wherein no matter how grim the variables, each lovely sentence manages to escape with all its parts intact.” —Boston Globe The eagerly-anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Family Fang—a warm-hearted and moving story about a young woman making a family on her own terms. When Isabelle Poole meets Dr. Preston Grind, she’s fresh out of high school, pregnant with her art teacher's baby, and totally on her own. Izzy knows she can be a good mother but without any money or relatives to help, she’s left searching. Dr. Grind, an awkwardly charming child psychologist, has spent his life studying family, even after tragedy struck his own. Now, with the help of an eccentric billionaire, he has the chance to create a “perfect little world”—to study what would happen when ten children are raised collectively, without knowing who their biological parents are. He calls it The Infinite Family Project and he wants Izzy and her son to join. This attempt at a utopian ideal starts off promising, but soon the gentle equilibrium among the families disintegrates: unspoken resentments between the couples begin to fester; the project's funding becomes tenuous; and Izzy’s growing feelings for Dr. Grind make her question her participation in this strange experiment in the first place. Written with the same compassion and charm that won over legions of readers with The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson shows us with grace and humor that the best families are the ones we make for ourselves.

Mind in the Making

Mind in the Making
Author: Ellen Galinsky
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-04-20
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9780061987908

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“Ellen Galinsky—already the go-to person on interaction between families and the workplace—draws on fresh research to explain what we ought to be teaching our children. This is must-reading for everyone who cares about America’s fate in the 21st century.” — Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent for The PBS NewsHour Families and Work Institute President Ellen Galinsky (Ask the Children, The Six Stages of Parenthood) presents a book of groundbreaking advice based on the latest research on child development.

Negotiating Opportunities

Negotiating Opportunities
Author: Jessica McCrory Calarco
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-02-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780190634469

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In Negotiating Opportunities, Jessica McCrory Calarco argues that the middle class has a negotiated advantage in school. Drawing on five years of ethnographic fieldwork, Calarco traces that negotiated advantage from its origins at home to its consequences at school. Through their parents' coaching, working-class students learn to follow rules and work through problems independently. Middle-class students learn to challenge rules and request assistance, accommodations, and attention in excess of what is fair or required. Teachers typically grant those requests, creating advantages for middle-class students. Calarco concludes with recommendations, advocating against deficit-oriented programs that teach middle-class behaviors to working-class students. Those programs ignore the value of working-class students' resourcefulness, respect, and responsibility, and they do little to prevent middle-class families from finding new opportunities to negotiate advantages in school.

Scarcity

Scarcity
Author: Sendhil Mullainathan,Eldar Shafir
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-09-03
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781429943451

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A surprising and intriguing examination of how scarcity—and our flawed responses to it—shapes our lives, our society, and our culture Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does poverty persist? Why do organizations get stuck firefighting? Why do the lonely find it hard to make friends? These questions seem unconnected, yet Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir show that they are all examples of a mind-set produced by scarcity. Drawing on cutting-edge research from behavioral science and economics, Mullainathan and Shafir show that scarcity creates a similar psychology for everyone struggling to manage with less than they need. Busy people fail to manage their time efficiently for the same reasons the poor and those maxed out on credit cards fail to manage their money. The dynamics of scarcity reveal why dieters find it hard to resist temptation, why students and busy executives mismanage their time, and why sugarcane farmers are smarter after harvest than before. Once we start thinking in terms of scarcity and the strategies it imposes, the problems of modern life come into sharper focus. Mullainathan and Shafir discuss how scarcity affects our daily lives, recounting anecdotes of their own foibles and making surprising connections that bring this research alive. Their book provides a new way of understanding why the poor stay poor and the busy stay busy, and it reveals not only how scarcity leads us astray but also how individuals and organizations can better manage scarcity for greater satisfaction and success.

Trauma and the Avoidant Client Attachment Based Strategies for Healing

Trauma and the Avoidant Client  Attachment Based Strategies for Healing
Author: Robert T. Muller
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-07-19
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780393706963

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Winner, 2011 Written Media Award, International Society for Study of Trauma & Dissociation. How to effectively engage traumatized clients, who avoid attachment, closeness, and painful feelings. A large segment of the therapy population consist of those who are in denial or retreat from their traumatic experiences. Here, drawing on attachment-based research, the author provides clinical techniques, specific intervention strategies, and practical advice for successfully addressing the often intractable issues of trauma. Trauma and the Avoidant Client will enhance the skills of all mental health practitioners and trauma workers, and will serve as a valuable, useful resource to facilitate change and progress in psychotherapy.

The Culture Code

The Culture Code
Author: Daniel Coyle
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780804176989

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"Coyle spent three years researching the question of what makes a successful group tick, visiting some of the world's most productive groups--including Pixar, Navy SEALs, Zappos, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs. Coyle discovered that high-performing groups ... generate three key messages that enable them to excel: 1. Safety (we are connected), 2. Shared risk (we are vulnerable together), 3. Purpose (we are part of the same story)"--

The Marshmallow Mermaid

The Marshmallow Mermaid
Author: Michael Dahl,Jeff Crowther
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 33
Release: 2010
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781434228024

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Halo Nightly, aka Princess Candy, uses her candy-fueled superpowers to take on a marshmallow-stealing mermaid who lives in the school swimming pool.

The Marshmallow Incident

The Marshmallow Incident
Author: Judi Barrett
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2010-11-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780545337632

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From the creators of the bestseller CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS comes another zany, laugh-out-loud picture book! The Town of Left and the Town of Right are separated by a dotted yellow line, and no one on either side can remember how things got to be this way! One day, an unlucky citizen crosses the line--forcing the Order of the Ambidextrous Knights who guard the border to take action. Unfortunately, the only ammunition they have around is marshmallows--50,000 boxes worth! So begins the Marshmallow Incident, a tale of Left and Right, and Right and Wrong, with an incredibly silly but delicious dose of Mallo-Puffs and Marsh-Pillows thrown in. Kids will read it once and then beg for s'more!

Introduction to Personality

Introduction to Personality
Author: Walter Mischel,Yuichi Shoda,Ozlem Ayduk
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2007-09-10
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780470087657

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Reflecting the latest developments, this eighth edition paints a picture of the field as a cumulative, integrative science that builds on its rich past. It provides a much more coherent view of the whole functioning individual in the social world. Throughout the chapters, emphasis is placed on practical applications and personal relevance to everyday life in a clear and compelling way. The book also explores the essential features and contributions from the field's heritage

A Field Guide to Grad School

A Field Guide to Grad School
Author: Jessica McCrory Calarco
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-08-25
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780691201108

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An essential handbook to the unwritten and often unspoken knowledge and skills you need to succeed in grad school Some of the most important things you need to know in order to succeed in graduate school—like how to choose a good advisor, how to get funding for your work, and whether to celebrate or cry when a journal tells you to revise and resubmit an article—won’t be covered in any class. They are part of a hidden curriculum that you are just expected to know or somehow learn on your own—or else. In this comprehensive survival guide for grad school, Jessica McCrory Calarco walks you through the secret knowledge and skills that are essential for navigating every critical stage of the postgraduate experience, from deciding whether to go to grad school in the first place to finishing your degree and landing a job. An invaluable resource for every prospective and current grad student in any discipline, A Field Guide to Grad School will save you grief—and help you thrive—in school and beyond. Provides invaluable advice about how to: Choose and apply to a graduate program Stay on track in your program Publish and promote your work Get the most out of conferences Navigate the job market Balance teaching, research, service, and life

Willpower

Willpower
Author: Roy F. Baumeister,John Tierney
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-09-01
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9781101543771

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One of the world's most esteemed and influential psychologists, Roy F. Baumeister, teams with New York Times science writer John Tierney to reveal the secrets of self-control and how to master it. "Deep and provocative analysis of people's battle with temptation and masterful insights into understanding willpower: why we have it, why we don't, and how to build it. A terrific read." —Ravi Dhar, Yale School of Management, Director of Center for Customer Insights Pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. Drawing on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of real-life experts, Willpower shares lessons on how to focus our strength, resist temptation, and redirect our lives. It shows readers how to be realistic when setting goals, monitor their progress, and how to keep faith when they falter. By blending practical wisdom with the best of recent research science, Willpower makes it clear that whatever we seek—from happiness to good health to financial security—we won’t reach our goals without first learning to harness self-control.