Archive for Walter Mischel – Page 2

Marshmallow Test: Delaying Gratification in Childhood Predicts Adult Success (LIP)

Note: This post originally appeared over at LinkedIn Pulse. LinkedIn is a social networking site supporting the world of business. LinkedIn has a blog service known as LinkedIn Pulse. As such, this post presents information on Bowlbian attachment theory and related subjects that may be a review for regular BLT readers. Click on this link […]

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Securely Attached: Automation and the New Valued Employee (LIP)

Author’s Note: I recently signed up for an account over at LinkedIn, the social networking site for businesses and business people. I created a LinkedIn account because I was regularly receiving invitations from friends and colleagues. LinkedIn has a blog service known as LinkedIn Pulse. I thought it might be fun to write a few […]

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Affectional Bonds—Bowlby on Inner Working Models and Expectation Fields (continued)

This is part IV of my multi-part review of John Bowlby’s 1979 book The Making and Breaking of Affectional Bonds. Here’s a brief recap of the central topics covered thus far: Sir Richard Bowlby’s introduction, which was added in 2005 Feminist criticism of attachment theory and Bowlby’s take on women entering the workforce Bowlby’s idea […]

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Of Marshmallows, Brain Plasticity and Attachment – RECAP

My four-part series on Marshmallows, Brain Plasticity and Attachment was triggered by my read of Walter Mischel’s 2014 book entitled The Marshmallow Test—Mastering Self-Control. Today’s post will be a recap, a Reader’s Digest version if you will. I will also offer up a few possible ways of connecting the middle object brain to the upper […]

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Of Marshmallows, Brain Plasticity and Attachment (part IV)

Have you ever had this experience? You’re about to attempt an activity for the first time, say, snowboarding. You’ve taken a few lessons but now you’re on your own. There’s a bit of danger and a bit of risk. You ask yourself, “Will I fall getting onto the lift? Getting off the lift? Going down […]

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