Mindsets That Promote Resilience: When Students Believe That Personal Characteristics Can Be Developed

  title={Mindsets That Promote Resilience: When Students Believe That Personal Characteristics Can Be Developed},
  author={David S Yeager and C. Dweck},
  journal={Educational Psychologist},
  pages={302 - 314}
Because challenges are ubiquitous, resilience is essential for success in school and in life. In this article we review research demonstrating the impact of students’ mindsets on their resilience in the face of academic and social challenges. We show that students who believe (or are taught) that intellectual abilities are qualities that can be developed (as opposed to qualities that are fixed) tend to show higher achievement across challenging school transitions and greater course completion… Expand
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