Taking inspiration from Cookie Monster to teach kids impulse control (he's got a few things to learn.)
One of the most famous studies about how important impulse control is gets called the "marshmallow study." Enter the "cookie monster study," about how to actually teach kids that impulse control. And, more importantly what not to do.
Today, we have a story about the time one of the most famous television characters in history re-enacted one of the most famous psychology experiments in history. The character is Cookie Monster. And the experiment, well for Cookie Monster, it was called a game: The game Cookie Monster played is based on a series of experiments that have come to be known as the Marshmallow Test.