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Self-theories : their role in motivation, personality, and development

Author: Carol S Dweck
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2015.
Series: Essays in social psychology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This innovative 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. The author 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol S Dweck
ISBN: 9781317710332 1317710339 9780863775703 0863775705
OCLC Number: 972002756
Description: 1 online resource (210 p.)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""About the Author""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1 What Promotes Adaptive Motivation? Four Beliefs and Four Truths About Ability, Success, Praise, and Confidence""; ""Chapter 2 When Failure Undermines and When Failure Motivates: Helpless and Mastery-Oriented Responses""; ""Chapter 3 Achievement Goals: Looking Smart Versus Learning""; ""Chapter 4 Is Intelligence Fixed or Changeable? Students' Theories About Their Intelligence Foster Their Achievement Coals"" ""Chapter 5 Theories of Intelligence Predict (and Create) Differences in Achievement""""Chapter 6 Theories of Intelligence Create High and Low Effort""; ""Chapter 7 Implicit Theories and Goals Predict Self-Esteem Loss and Depressive Reactions to Negative Events""; ""Chapter 8 Why Confidence and Success Are Not Enough""; ""Chapter 9 What is IQ and Does It Matter?""; ""Chapter 10 Believing in Fixed Social Traits: Impact on Social Coping""; ""Chapter 11 Judging and Labeling Others: Another Effect of Implicit Theories""; ""Chapter 12 Belief in the Potential to Change"" ""Chapter 13 Holding and Forming Stereotypes""""Chapter 14 How Does It All Begin? Young Children's Theories About Goodness and Badness""; ""Chapter 15 Kinds of Praise and Criticism: The Origins of Vulnerability""; ""Chapter 16 Praising Intelligence: More Praise that Backfires""; ""Chapter 17 Misconceptions About Self-Esteem and About How to Foster It""; ""Chapter 18 Personality, Motivation, Development, and the Self: Theoretical Reflections""; ""Chapter 19 Final Thoughts on Controversial Issues""; ""References""; ""Appendix: Measures of Implicit Theories, Confidence, and Goals""; ""Index""
Series Title: Essays in social psychology.
Responsibility: Carol S. Dweck.

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This innovative 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.  Read more...

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