Finding "meaning" in psychology: a lay theories approach to self-regulation, social perception, and social development.

@article{Molden2006FindingI,
  title={Finding "meaning" in psychology: a lay theories approach to self-regulation, social perception, and social development.},
  author={Daniel C. Molden and Carol S. Dweck},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={192-203}
}
Much of psychology focuses on universal principles of thought and action. Although an extremely productive pursuit, this approach, by describing only the "average person," risks describing no one in particular. This article discusses an alternate approach that complements interests in universal principles with analyses of the unique psychological meaning that individuals find in their experiences and interactions. Rooted in research on social cognition, this approach examines how people's lay… CONTINUE READING
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