Let Them Eat Marshmallows : The Indicator from Planet Money The marshmallow test is one of the most famous social experiments of all time, but we may be thinking about it all wrong.

Let Them Eat Marshmallows

Let Them Eat Marshmallows

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/618954014/618956637" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The marshmallow test is one of the most famous social experiments of all time, but we may be thinking about it all wrong.

Getty Images/PhotoAlto
Cameroonian kids were part of an experiment based on the classic "marshmallow test": Put a single treat before a child but tell the child if he or she waits, say, 10 minutes, a second treat will be given.
Getty Images/PhotoAlto