December 9, 2013
MS. SARAH CRAVEN
Chief , United Nations Populations Fund
401 Ninth Street, N.W., Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20004
Tel: (202) 326-8713, Fax: (202) 682-2154… 419 more words
Comparisons between youth and adult minds have been widely discussed in several academic fields, including biology, criminology, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Although both minds have a working moral compass — they can distinguish between what is “right” and “wrong” or what is and is not socially acceptable — that’s where the similarities end. 108 more words
Do you remember the famous marshmallow experiment from the 1960s? Researchers placed a single marshmallow in front of a group of small children. “You can eat this now,” they were told, “but if you wait just a minute until I return I will give you TWO marshmallows.” Years down the road, children who waited patiently had higher test scores and were at lower risk of substance addiction and obesity, leading researchers to herald the importance of delayed gratification.