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Early childhood years




The social and emotional development in the early childhood years creates a foundation for the rest of that child’s life.  The work of developmental psychologists like Walter Mischel has contributed to a lot of that understanding.

Check out the following video featuring Walter Mischel addressing his famous “Marshmallow test” with 4-year-olds. After viewing the video answer the following questions:

Walter Mischel – The Marshmallow Test (Links to an external site.)

  1. What is the relationship between the delay of gratification and success in later life? How does this relate to self-control?
  2. What could be done to foster delay of gratification?
  3. Based on the video and the material from Chapter 9, what advice would you give to parents to strengthen their child’s self-control?  Use a quote from your text to justify your response.  Be sure you list your reference at the end of your work in correct APA format.