Self-theories : their role in motivation, personality, and development / Carol S. Dweck
- Dweck, Carol S., 1946-
- Philadelphia, PA : Psychology Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- xiii, 195 pages ; 24 cm.
- Essays in social psychology
- What promotes adaptive motivation? Four beliefs and four truths about ability, success, praise, and confidence -- When failure undermines and when failure motivates: helpless and mastery-oriented responses -- Achievement goals: looking smart versus learning -- Is intelligence fixed or changeable? Students' theories about their intelligence foster their achievement goals -- Theories of intelligence predict (and create) differences in achievement -- theories of intelligence create high and low effort -- Implicit theories and goals predict self-esteem loss and depressive reactions to negative events -- Why confidence and success are not enough -- What is IQ and does it matter? -- Believing in fixed social traits: impact on social coping -- Judging and labeling others: another effect of implicit theories -- Belief in the potential to change -- Holding and forming stereotypes -- How does it all begin? Young children's theories about goodness and badness -- Kinds of praise and criticism: the origins of vulnerability -- Praising intelligence: more praise and backfires -- Misconceptions about self-esteem and about how to foster it -- Personality, motivation, development, and the self: theoretical reflections -- Final thoughts on controversial issues.
- "This text sheds light on how people work - why they sometimes function well and, at other times, behave in ways that are self-defeating or destructive. Dweck presents her groundbreaking research on adaptive and maladaptive cognitive-motivational patterns and shows: how these patterns originate in people's self-theories; their consequences for the person - for achievement, social relationships, and emotional well-being; their consequences for society, from issues of human potential to stereotyping and intergroup relations; and the experiences that create them." "Throughout, Dweck shows how examining self-theories illuminates basic issues of human motivation, social cognition, personality, the self, mental health, and development. This text is a must-read for researchers in social psychology, child development, and education, and is appropriate for both graduate and senior undergraduate students in these areas."--Jacket.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-173) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment (Campus College Libraries); 2016
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