Self-theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development

Voorkant
Psychology Press, 2000 - 195 pagina's

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 emotional well-being
* Their consequences for society, from issues of human potential to stereotyping and intergroup relations
* The experiences that create them


This outstanding 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.

 

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What Promotes Adaptive Motivation? Four Beliefs and Four Truths About Ability Success Praise and Confidence
1
When Failure Undermines and When Failure Motivates Helpless and MasteryOriented Responses
5
Achievement Goals Looking Smart Versus Learning
15
Is Intelligence Fixed or Changeable? Students Theories About Their Intelligence Foster Their Achievement Goals
20
Theories of Intelligence Predict and Create Differences in Achievement
29
Theories of Intelligence Create High and Low Effort
39
Implicit Theories and Goals Predict SelfEsteem Loss and Depressive Reactions to Negative Events
44
Why Confidence and Success Are Not Enough
51
Holding and Forming Stereotypes
89
How Does It All Begin? Young Childrens Theories About Goodness and Badness
95
Kinds of Praise and Criticism The Origins of Vulnerability
107
Praising Intelligence More Praise that Backfires
116
Misconceptions About SelfEsteem and About How to Foster It
127
Personality Motivation Development and the Self Theoretical Reflections
132
Final Thoughts on Controversial Issues
149
References
157

What Is IQ and Does It Matter?
59
Believing in Fixed Social Traits Impact on Social Coping
64
Judging and Labeling Others Another Effect of Implicit Theories
73
Belief in the Potential to Change
82
Measures of Implicit Theories Confidence and Goals
175
Index
187
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