然后给孩子们进行棉花糖测试。 研究人员发现那些处于不可靠状态的人平均只吃了大约三分钟来吃棉花糖，而那些处于可靠状态的人则设法平均等待12分钟 – 大大延长。 研究结果表明，儿童延迟满足的能力不仅仅是自我控制的结果。 这也是对他们对环境稳定性的了解的理性回应。 因此，结果表明，自然和培育在棉花糖试验中起作用。 儿童的自我控制能力加上他们对环境的了解导致他们决定是否延迟满足。 2018年，另一组研究人员Tyler Watts，Greg Duncan和Haonan Quan对棉花糖测试进行了概念性复制。
Then give the children a test of marshmallows. The researchers found that those who were in an unreliable state ate on average only about three minutes to eat cotton candy, while those in a reliable state managed to wait an average of 12 minutes – greatly extended. The results of the study show that the ability of children to delay satisfaction is not only the result of self-control. This is also a rational response to their understanding of environmental stability. Therefore, the results indicate that nature and cultivation play a role in the marshmallow test. Children’s self-control ability combined with their knowledge of the environment led them to decide whether to delay the satisfaction. In 2018, another group of researchers, Tyler Watts, Greg Duncan and Haonan Quan, made a conceptual copy of the cotton candy test.