Moving past the marshmallow test to predict future success

Originally published at: https://eduk8.me/2019/10/moving-past-the-marshmallow-test-to-predict-future-success/

Kindergarten children whose teachers rate them as being highly inattentive tend to earn less in their 30s than classmates who are rated highly “pro-social,” according to a recent paper in JAMA Psychiatry. In fact, inattention could prove to be a better predictor of future educational and occupational success than the famous “marshmallow test” designed to assess a…