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Marines look to non-cognitive testing to find better officers

By Hope Hodge Seck, Staff writer 8:19 a.m. EDT June 8, 2015

Scientists proved years ago that toddlers who could wait longer than their peers to eat a promised reward of marshmallows were more likely to grow into more successful and better-adjusted adults. Now, the Marines may be looking to adapt "marshmallow test" science to help screen for more resilient and determined officer candidates.

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