The Resource Self-theories : their role in motivation, personality, and development, Carol S. Dweck

Self-theories : their role in motivation, personality, and development, Carol S. Dweck

Label
Self-theories : their role in motivation, personality, and development
Title
Self-theories
Title remainder
their role in motivation, personality, and development
Statement of responsibility
Carol S. Dweck
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
155.2
Index
index present
LC call number
BF697
LC item number
.D85 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Essays in social psychology
Label
Self-theories : their role in motivation, personality, and development, Carol S. Dweck
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-173) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 that backfires -- Misconceptions about self-esteem and about how to foster it -- Personality, motivation, development, and the self: theoretical reflections -- Final thoughts on controversial issues -- Appendix: Measures of implicit theories, confidence, and goals
Control code
ocn865579046
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 195 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317710332
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b29677300
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)865579046
  • pebco1317710320

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