What a New Marshmallow Test Teaches Us About Cooperation

Imagine you’re getting ready for a dinner party tonight. You’ve been busy baking a pie all afternoon, and, when the timer finally chimes, you excitedly open the oven to discover a heavenly aroma wafting out. You briefly consider what would happen if you just took a piece now while it’s still warm—it would be so delicious with some ice cream. Then, you think about how good it will feel to arrive later at the dinner party with your pie, and how happy it will make your friends, especially after they’ve worked all afternoon on their dishes, too. ….[READ]