Walter Mischel, psychologist who created ‘marshmallow test,’ dies at 88

Walter Mischel in 2004. “If we have the skills to allow us to make discriminations about when we do or don’t do something,” Dr. Mischel said, “we are no longer victims of our desires.” (David Dini/Columbia University) By Emily Langer The experiment was “simplicity itself,” its creator, psychologist Walter Mischel, would later recall. The principalContinue reading “Walter Mischel, psychologist who created ‘marshmallow test,’ dies at 88”