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buybuydandavis comments on A New Interpretation of the Marshmallow Test - Less Wrong

73 Post author: elharo 05 July 2013 12:22PM

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Comment author: buybuydandavis 05 July 2013 08:50:29AM *  7 points [-]

Hmmm, pretty sure this is not a new interpretation, as I could have sworn discussing this alternative on this list some time not so long ago. Of course, I don't have a lab, budget, or grad students to test the theory empirically.

Trusting kids probably start from a more nurturing environment and so tend toward better results, while being trusting in a safe environment opens possibilities that being paranoid forecloses.