September 21st, 2022 | Season 3 | 49 mins 29 secs
brain, cognition, cognitive tests, marshmallow test, mischel, self-control
Is self-control at age 4 a predictor of lifelong success? Rolf & Joe look at new studies that replicate and extend Mischel's marshmallow experiments, discussing why some kids can wait longer for a bigger treat and what the test itself means.
March 31st, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 2 mins
brain, ego depletion, self-control, willpower
Is self-control something that we an think of as a resource that can be depleted and replenished? It's been a popular model in psychology for years, but it has come under question recently. We discuss "Why self-control seems like (but may not be) limited", a paper by Inzlicht and colleagues that proposes an alternate model.