I recently gave a presentation at New Orelean’s Bar Camp, an un-conference hosting by the New Orleans tech and small business start-up community. This year I spoke about a characteristic that is more important for academic success than I.Q.- inhibitory control.
Inhibitory control is the ability to resist temptation or impulse. Basically, its self-control and focus. Inhibitory control came on the scene with a now-classic experiment called the Marshmallow Test. The test gave preschool-aged children the option to eat one marshmallow whenever they wanted or two marshmallows if they could wait 15 minutes. They timed how long the children could wait and compared those times to how they fared in many other things throughout their lives. read more