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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Every so often a truly groundbreaking idea comes along. This is one. Mindset explains: Why brains and talent don’t bring success How they can stand in the way of it Why praising brains and talent
Implicit theories of intelligence predict achievement across an adolescent transition: a longitudinal study and an intervention.
The role of implicit theories of intelligence in adolescents' mathematics achievement was explored and an intervention teaching an incremental theory to 7th graders promoted positive change in classroom motivation, compared with a control group.
Mindsets That Promote Resilience: When Students Believe That Personal Characteristics Can Be Developed
Because challenges are ubiquitous, resilience is essential for success in school and in life. In this article we review research demonstrating the impact of students’ mindsets on their resilience in
Ego Depletion—Is It All in Your Head?
The findings suggest that reduced self-control after a depleting task or during demanding periods may reflect people’s beliefs about the availability of willpower rather than true resource depletion.
Mind-Set Interventions Are a Scalable Treatment for Academic Underachievement
Brief growth-mind-set and sense-of-purpose interventions through online modules were intended to help students persist when they experienced academic difficulty and were predicted to be most beneficial for poorly performing students.
Mindsets and human nature: promoting change in the Middle East, the schoolyard, the racial divide, and willpower.
  • C. Dweck
  • Sociology, Medicine
    The American psychologist
  • 1 November 2012
In this article, it is shown that an emphasis on growth not only increases intellectual achievement but can also advance conflict resolution between long-standing adversaries, decrease even chronic aggression, foster cross-race relations, and enhance willpower.
Why do women opt out? Sense of belonging and women's representation in mathematics.
Interestingly, the message that math ability could be acquired protected women from negative stereotypes, allowing them to maintain a high sense of belonging in math and the intention to pursue math in the future.
Can Personality Be Changed? The Role of Beliefs in Personality and Change
Using recent research, I argue that beliefs lie at the heart of personality and adaptive functioning and that they give us unique insight into how personality and functioning can be changed. I focus
“It's ok — Not everyone can be good at math”: Instructors with an entity theory comfort (and demotivate) students
article i nfo Can comforting struggling students demotivate them and potentially decrease the pool of students pursuing math- related subjects? In Studies 1-3, instructors holding an entity (fixed)
Using Design Thinking to Improve Psychological Interventions: The Case of the Growth Mindset During the Transition to High School.
The present research formalizes a methodology for redesigning and tailoring initial interventions and provides insight into how to teach a growth mindset more effectively during the transition to high school.