School attached to Stanford University and put a table, a chair and a small bell in it. Kindergarten children (ages four to six) enter the room sequentially (one at a time), says psychologist Walter S. There would be Walter Mischel, a nice guy with a Brooklyn accent. He would ask the children to play a game with simple rules. Children can eat the marshmallows, Oreo cookies, or biscuits that Dr. Michele gives them (choose only one), but if they can resist the temptation (don't eat them yet),
wait until Dr. Back in the room a few minutes later, they'll be rewarded phone databaes with an extra gift. If they decide they want to eat, just ring the bell and Dr. Michel will record the time of their surrender. Michelle, a professor of psychology, devised the test after observing that his children changed dramatically as they grew up. In a recent interview with the media, he explained in his warm, slightly hoarse voice: "I . Being irrational, focusing only on the moment, becoming finally able to control my thoughts, intentions, plans, etc. I really wanted to know 'how did they do it', (that) became my question.”
The "Marshmallow Experiment" as everyone is now known was actually developed from the dining table of Michelle's family, and then introduced to the Binn Kindergarten where Michelle's children attended. This design did reveal various degrees of impatience in the child (as shown by his own children), and later psychologists developed more difficult experiments to assess delays in older children and adults ability to satisfy.