Walter Mischel by photographer from Walter Mischel's page at Columbia University.

Annotated Links

Cross-Situational Consistency A summary of Mischel & Peake (1982) Beyond Deja Vu in the Search for Cross-Situational Consistency by Michael T Hynan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Learning How to Exert Self-Control Writer Pamela Druckerman interviews Walter Mischel on his famous research using the marshmallow test to study self-control. Mischel explains that there are two warring parts of the brain: a hot part demanding immediate gratification (the limbic system), and a cool, goal-oriented part (the prefrontal cortex). The secret of self-control, he says, is to train the prefrontal cortex to kick in first. From The New York Times, September 12, 2014.

Muppet Wiki: Walter Mischel Muppet Wiki is a collaborative encyclopedia for everything related to Jim Henson, Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and The Muppets Studio. It includes this page on Walter Mischel and features the musical sketch Good Things Come to Those Who Wait illustrating the concept of delay of gratification.

Personality vs. Situational Variables A summary of Mischel's theory by Michael T Hynan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Social Learning A summary of Mischel (1973): A Cognitive, social-learning reconceptualization of Personality by Michael T Hynan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Assignments, Exercises, and Activities

Current Researchers and Research Teams

Homepage of Walter Mischel at Columbia University.

Electronic Texts

Examples and Illustrations

Lecture Notes

Lecture Notes on B. F. Skinner and Radical Behaviorism by Michael T. Hynan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. See also Moderate and Cognitive Behaviorists including classical and instrumental conditioning, Albert Bandura, and Walter Mischel)

Slide Presentations

Slide Presentation Lecture and lecture notes by Sandra K. Webster, Westminster College.

Tests, Measures, and Scales

Multimedia Resources

Walter Mischel on The Colbert Report The Colbert Report, a popular late-night satirical television program, featured special guest psychologist Walter Mischel to discuss his new book on the marshmallow test. In this segment, Mischel performs the test on Colbert with hilarious results. Through it all, Mischel remains cool despite Colbertís antics, summarizes the results of this classic research program, and even admits to not liking marshmallows! From September 25, 2014. The segment with Mischel starts at 15:23 and runs about 5 minutes.

Muppet Wiki: Walter Mischel Muppet Wiki is a collaborative encyclopedia for everything related to Jim Henson, Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and The Muppets Studio. It includes this page on Walter Mischel and features the musical sketch Good Things Come to Those Who Wait illustrating the concept of delay of gratification.


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