Implicit theories of emotion: affective and social outcomes across a major life transition.

@article{Tamir2007ImplicitTO,
  title={Implicit theories of emotion: affective and social outcomes across a major life transition.},
  author={Maya Tamir and Oliver P. John and Sanjay Mohan Srivastava and James J. Gross},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={731-44}
}
The authors demonstrate that people differ systematically in their implicit theories of emotion: Some view emotions as fixed (entity theorists), whereas others view emotions as more malleable (incremental theorists). Using a longitudinal and multimethod design, the authors show that implicit theories of emotion, as distinct from intelligence, are linked to both emotional and social adjustment during the transition to college. Before entering college, individuals who held entity (vs. incremental… CONTINUE READING
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