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Recent press


New York Times:  What Drives Success?   Jan. 25, 2014

New York Times Magazine:  We Didn’t Eat the Marshmallow. The Marshmallow Ate Us.   Jan. 10, 2014

New York Times:  You’re So Self-Controlling   Nov. 17, 2013

ScienceNews:  Delaying gratification is about worldview as much as willpower   Nov. 17, 2013

Scientific American MIND:  A Marshmallow in the Hand: To predict success in children, look beyond willpower   March 11, 2013

Discover Magazine:  Top Stories of 2012: #86 - Why Kids Make Rash Decisions   Jan. 16, 2013

Psychology Today:  A Toasted Marshmallow (Test)   Jan. 2, 2013

Psychology Today:  Marshmallows, willpower, and reliability   Oct. 24, 2012

U.S. News & World Report:  The marshmallow test revisited   Oct. 24, 2012

New York Times:  Motherload Weekly Reader: Vampires, Park Slope, Men and Marshmallows   Oct. 23, 2012

Newstalk Radio Ireland:  Moncrieff: Interview with Celeste Kidd   Oct. 23, 2012

Daily Beast:  Andrew Sullivan’s The Dish - Self control isn't its own reward   Oct. 20, 2012

Wall Street Journal:  Daniel Akst’s Week in Ideas - Psychology: Mindful of Marshmallows   Oct. 19, 2012

Psychology Today:  Kids’ willpower influenced by others’ reliability   Oct. 19, 2012

NBC Channel 10 News (WHEC-TV):  University of Rochester researchers add something new to classic "marshmallow test"   Oct. 17, 2012

Daily Mail:  Children are more trusting than you think   Oct. 17, 2012

Science News:  Delaying gratification is about worldview as much as willpower   Oct. 17, 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek:  What does the marshmallow test actually test?   Oct. 17, 2012

io9:  Researchers revisit history’s most adorable psychological experiment, find something new   Oct. 17, 2012

Wall Street Journal:  Self-control arises from nurture as well as nature   Oct. 16, 2012

Popular Science:  New version of classic marshmallow experiment upends original conclusions   Oct. 16, 2012

Slate:  Reconsidering the marshmallow test   Oct. 16, 2012

CBS News:  New "marshmallow test" suggests trust matters   Oct. 16, 2012

USA Today:  Updated 'marshmallow test' offers insight on kids' delayed gratification   Oct. 16, 2012

Democrat & Chronicle:  University of Rochester adds new twist to 'marshmallow experiment'   Oct. 15, 2012

Scientific American 60-Second Mind:  Helping your child delay gratification   Oct. 15, 2012

Washington Post:  A new take on the marshmallow test   Oct. 15, 2012

Smithsonian Magazine:  The marshmallow test gets more complicated   Oct. 15, 2012

Atlanta Black Star:  New Study: A reliable environment critical to fostering self-control in children   Oct. 15, 2012

Globe and Mail:  A reliable environment fosters child’s capacity for self-control   Oct. 14, 2012

Washington Post (Wonkblog):  The marshmallow test revisited   Oct. 13, 2012

Business Insider:  New marshmallow study challenges conventional thinking about willpower   Oct. 12, 2012

CBS San Francisco:  Study finds kids can learn impulsive behavior   Oct. 12, 2012

TIME:  Marshmallow-ology: Why wait, when the better treat might never arrive?   Oct. 12, 2012

Boing Boing:  Marshmallow study and class   Oct. 11, 2012

Mother Jones:  New Study: Delayed gratification not a winning strategy if researchers are big meanies   Oct. 11, 2012

Language learning

ABC News Radio:  Study: Verbal crutches may help kids learn new words   April 14, 2011

Babytalk Magazine:  Don’t you know what “no” means?   Feb. 1, 2011

Bloomberg BusinessweekParents, saying “um” and “uh” may aid learning   April 14, 2011

Daily BeastLet the ums fly   Aug. 1, 2011

Daily Mail“Umming” and “ahhing” parents help their babies learn to speak   April 14, 2011

Discovery News:  Uh and um may help children learn language   April 18, 2011

Epoch Times Deutschland:  Sprechpausen steigern aufmerksamkeit von kindern   April 19, 2011

Fox News:  Um, uh ... speech stumbles help toddlers learn new words   April 14, 2011

Good Morning America: “Ums” and “ahs” help toddlers learn language  April 14, 2011

The IndependentParents who stumble over words may help children learn language   April 15, 2011

MSNBC:  Verbal fumbling can help kids learn language skills   April 15, 2011

Naked Scientists Podcast:  Um, that's the way we learn   April 17, 2011

New Scientist:  Baby brain expert: “Ums” and “ers” help children learn   April 28, 2011

NPRParents’ ums and uhs can help toddlers learn language   April 14, 2011

Parents Magazine:  “Um” and “uh” can help toddlers learn new words   April 29, 2011

La Repubblica:  Quelle “pause” del discorsoinsegnano ai piccoli a parlare   April 18, 2011

Scientific American 60-Second Mind:  Our uhs and ums may help children learn language   April 17, 2011

Scientific American MIND:  Hesitant speech helps kids, um, learn  Oct. 11,  2011

Slate:  An uh, er, um essay: In praise of verbal stumbles   July 26, 2011

About the lab

Local Local:  University of Rochester’s Baby Lab   Oct. 16, 2012.

Rochester Review:  Here’s Looking at You, Kid   Sept. 1, 2011.

Infant attention

ABC News:  Babies have a learning “sweet spot”   May 23, 2012

Boing Boing:  How much kid-stimulus is right?   May 23, 2012

CBS News:  The Goldilocks effect in babies   May 23, 2012

CBS Channel 8 News (WROC-TV):  U of R researcher gaining national attention for “Goldilocks Effect”   May 29, 2012

Correio Braziliense:  Aprendizado na medida certa   June 3, 2012

Daily Mail:  Babies filter out information they see as too complicated   May 24, 2012

Daily Telegraph:  How to win the bored baby battle   May 24, 2012

Discovery News:  Babies know what’s boring   May 24, 2012

Good Morning America:  “Goldilocks Effect”: Babies learn when things aren't too complex, too simple   May 24, 2012

Good Things Utah:  Table Talk: The Goldilocks effect in kids   May 24, 2012

Huffington Post:  Babies' attention span: Study explains the 'Goldilocks effect'   May 24, 2012

New York Times:  Babies’ hunger to learn has a “Goldilocks effect”   May 28, 2012

La Repubblica:  Fate attenzione, cari genitorii neonati a volte si annoiano   May 26, 2012

Scientific American 60-Second Science:  Babies’ attention choices fall within Goldilocks zone   May 23, 2012

Times of India:  7-month-old babies can understand what's boring   May 24, 2012


Agence France-Presse:  Des bébés DJ? À New York tout est possible   Oct. 9, 2013.

ABC News:  Toddlers Taking a Spin on the DJ Turntable   Sept. 15, 2013.

Good Morning America:  Babies Learn to DJ   Sept. 15, 2013.