DailyDirt: Are Our Minds Made Up?
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
- The Marshmallow Test is flawed in a way -- a single test of a toddler's ability to delay gratification doesn't predict as much as people may have thought. A simple change to the original 'Marshmallow Test' can significantly change how long a toddler is willing to wait for his/her sugary treat. [url]
- A test for "game intelligence" could predict successful soccer players -- but the conclusion is based on just 57 elite soccer players from Sweden who happen to do better on a standardized test for executive functions. These cognitive tests could be useful as a tool for developing better soccer players -- or they could create players who are just good at taking tests. [url]
- Novelty-seeking personalities have been correlated with some aspects of long term well-being. Neophilia also correlates with attention deficit disorder, compulsive spending and gambling... so a balance of personality traits seems to be optimal as usual. [url]