In the late 1960s Stanford conducted an experiment on preschool kids to see if they can resist the lure of gratifying objects. This experiments purpose was to test the will and discipline of children, when they are faced with things they really want. In this experiment four year old children were put into a room, and plate of marshmallows was put in front of them. The researcher explained to the child that if they resist the temptation of eating the marshmallow for 15 minutes that they will be able to receive two marshmallows. In the experiment while some of the children could not resist eating the marshmallow, their were also kids who used certain ways of avoiding the temptation by looking away, as well as covering their eyes. The study concluded by the researchers that children who avoided he gratification of eating the marshmallow were more likely to avoid drug and behavior problems when they become teenagers.