Changing the way we understand waiting

Researchers have challenged the current understand of the psychological processes behind waiting.

They analysed data from “marshmallow tests”, where children are offered one marshmallow now, or two if they can wait for an unspecified amount of time.

Their results suggest that, counter-intuitively, the longer we wait for something, the further away it seems.

This has implications for how we understand self-control and the delay of gratification.

Read more at University of Pennsylvania