Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Marshmellow Test

A lesson on hyperbolic preferences.

New Yorker had an article about it here!

So, if you're computer has no sound, don't worry. Basically, a woman tells these children that they can eat the 1st marshmellow right away, OR they can wait until she comes back and receive a 2nd marshmellow. She then leaves for a very long time...

The boy in grey shirt (the one who does NOT display hyperbolic preferences) is SOOO CUTE from 2:46-2:53. OMGAHHH. SO FUNNY. I DIE.

1 comment:

  1. I am trying to keep hyperbolic discounting in mind as I continue my job search. Priorities!