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

By: Dweck, Carol S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Essays in social psychology. Publisher: London Routledge 2000Description: xiii, 195 p. Includes appendix, references and index.ISBN: 9781841690247.Subject(s): Self-esteem | Achievement motivation | Intellect | Self psychologyDDC classification: 155.2 Summary: 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. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315783048
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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 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.

https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315783048

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