Below are my submissions to the 2016 Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Contest. I had so much fun making these little commercials! If you know anything about me, you know that children, and psychology, are huge passions of mine. These videos were inspired by Walter Mischel's studies of delayed gratification, but a Doritos chip was used instead of a marshmallow. I set the scene, gave each kiddo instructions, pressed record, and left the room. I had no idea if this would work, or if the kids would even stay at the table- but the footage came out great! Haven, age 5, was able to wait for almost 5 minuets, which is pretty good! Nora, age 2, ate her chip immediately, which is developmentally appropriate, but still makes me laugh every time I watch it.
It is so much fun watching replications of this study, I highly recommend looking up 'The Marshmallow Test' on youtube if you need a quick laugh to brighten your day. Also, if you are interested in learning more about Walter Mischel and his groundbreaking research on delayed gratification/self control you can listen to his interview with Diane Rehm here: https://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2014-10-01/walter-mischel-marshmallow-test-mastering-self-control .