Delayed gratification and the quest to bridge the person-situation debate | David Epstein

November 2nd, 2019

Big Think

- Are behaviors innate, or are they shaped by our surroundings? - David Epstein poses this question as he examines the person-situation debate through the lens of the famed marshmallow test, an experiment in the self-control of children. - Simple strategies can be taught to help delay gratification, which suggests our personality traits can undergo change depending on context.