Implicit theories of intelligence predict achievement across an adolescent transition: a longitudinal study and an intervention.

@article{Blackwell2007ImplicitTO,
  title={Implicit theories of intelligence predict achievement across an adolescent transition: a longitudinal study and an intervention.},
  author={Lisa S. Blackwell and K. Trzesniewski and C. Dweck},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2007},
  volume={78 1},
  pages={
          246-63
        }
}
  • Lisa S. Blackwell, K. Trzesniewski, C. Dweck
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Child development
  • Two studies explored the role of implicit theories of intelligence in adolescents' mathematics achievement. In Study 1 with 373 7th graders, the belief that intelligence is malleable (incremental theory) predicted an upward trajectory in grades over the two years of junior high school, while a belief that intelligence is fixed (entity theory) predicted a flat trajectory. A mediational model including learning goals, positive beliefs about effort, and causal attributions and strategies was… CONTINUE READING
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