Implicit Theories Relate to Youth Psychopathology, But How? A Longitudinal Test of Two Predictive Models

  title={Implicit Theories Relate to Youth Psychopathology, But How? A Longitudinal Test of Two Predictive Models},
  author={Jessica Lee Schleider and John R. Weisz},
  journal={Child Psychiatry \& Human Development},
Research shows relations between entity theories—i.e., beliefs that traits and abilities are unchangeable—and youth psychopathology. A common interpretation has been that entity theories lead to psychopathology, but another possibility is that psychopathology predicts entity theories. The two models carry different implications for developmental psychopathology and intervention design. We tested each model’s plausibility, examining longitudinal associations between entity theories of thoughts… 

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