Beyond Marshmallows


A lecture by Dr. Walter Mischel
Sunday 23 November 2014
3:00 PM
Lincoln High School Auditorium

Sponsored by Arbor School and hosted by Lincoln High School, this lecture is Dr. Mischel's invited contribution to the community where two of his grandchildren are growing up.

Dr. Mischel's pioneering work on self-control continues to dominate thinking in this crucial arena of development.  With his new book The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control, Dr. Mischel goes beyond thinking about assessing for willpower to understanding more deeply how self-control and executive functions work in the mind and brain, and how they can be enhanced.

Detailed information about Dr. Mischel's new book can be found here.  Click to read book reviews from Elle Magazine and The Economist.  Dr. Mischel also appeared on the Colbert Report to discuss the Marshmallow Test.  

Please join educators, parents, and community members from throughout the region for Dr. Mischel's discussion of self-regulation and the development of the character traits that will enable students to pursue their highest aspirations. 


1 PDU will be available for attending the lecture.  PDU request forms will be available at the registration tables.  

*Dr. Mischel will be signing his new book at Powell's Books on Burnside at 7:30 PM on Friday 21 November 2014.