Monday, March 19, 2012
EQ and S.A.T Scores
How skilled are you at delaying gratification? The longitudinal Marshmallow Study at Stanford University found that children who had been able to wait fifteen minutes to eat the marshmallow had an S.A.T. score that was, on average, 210 points higher than that of the kid who could wait only 30 seconds. Follow-up studies showed a connection between an ability to delay gratification (a learned skill and a characteristic of higher levels of Emotional Intelligence) and later success in life.