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Motivational processes affecting learning.
Motivational processes influence a child's acquisition, transfer, and use of knowledge and skills, yet educationally relevant conceptions of motivation have been elusive. Using recent research withinExpand
A social-cognitive approach to motivation and personality
Past work has documented and described major patterns of adaptive and maladaptive behavior: the mastery-oriented and the helpless patterns. In this article, we present a research-based model thatExpand
Self-theories and goals: their role in motivation, personality, and development.
  • C. Dweck
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. Nebraska…
  • 1990
Implicit Theories and Their Role in Judgments and Reactions: A Word From Two Perspectives
In this target article, we present evidence for a new model of individual differences in judgments and reactions. The model holds that people's implicit theories about human attributes structure theExpand
Self-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development. Essays in Social Psychology.
Preface. Introduction. 1. What Promotes Adaptive Motivation? Four Beliefs and Four Truths about Ability, Success, Praise, and Confidence. 2. When Failure Undermines and When Failure Motivates:Expand
The role of expectations and attributions in the alleviation of learned helplessness.
The purpose of the investigation was to determine whether altering attributions for failure would enable learned helpless children to deal more effectively with failure in an experimentalExpand
Clarifying achievement goals and their impact.
  • Heidi Grant, C. Dweck
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 September 2003
TLDR
In 5 studies, including a longitudinal study in a difficult premed course, the authors show that the impact of learning and performance goals depends on how they are operationalized. Expand
Goals: an approach to motivation and achievement.
TLDR
A framework in which goals are proposed to be central determinants of achievement patterns was tested, showing the way in which the performance goal-low perceived ability condition produced the same pattern of strategy deterioration, failure attribution, and negative affect found in naturally occurring learned helplessness. Expand
Implicit theories, attributions, and coping : A meaning system approach
This research sought to integrate C. S. Dweck and E. L. Leggett's (1988) model with attribution theory. Three studies tested the hypothesis that theories of intelligence—the belief that intelligenceExpand
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