Implicit Theories Individual Differences in the Likelihood and Meaning of Dispositional Inference

  title={Implicit Theories Individual Differences in the Likelihood and Meaning of Dispositional Inference},
  author={Carol S. Dweck and Ying-yi Hong and Chi-yue Chiu},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={644 - 656}
In their research, the authors have identified individuals who believe that a particular trait (intelligence, personality, or moral character) is a fixed disposition (entity theorists) and have contrasted them with those who believe the trait to be a malleable quality (incremental theorists). Research shows that an entity theory consistently predicts (a) global dispositional inferences for self and other; even in the face of limited evidence, as well as (b) an over reliance on dispositional… 

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