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    DescriptionThis 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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    Title
    Self-theories
    Subtitle
    Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Carol S. Dweck
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 212
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841690247
    ISBN 10: 1841690244
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JMAL, JMS
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 155.2
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 670
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25340
    DC22: 155.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    BISAC V2.8: MED102000
    B&T Approval Code: A11500000
    BISAC V2.8: PSY023000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A11200000
    BIC subject category V2: JMAQ
    Thema V1.0: JMS, JMAL, JMAQ
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Psychology Press Ltd
    Publication date
    27 January 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Hove
    Review quote
    "Based on extensive research with children and young adults, this book examines adaptive and maladaptive cognitive-motivational patterns and shows how these patterns originate in people's self theories; their consequences for one's achievment, social relationships, and emotional well-being; thier consequences for society; and the experiences that create these cognitive-motivational patterns."-"Resources in Education "What we have here is no ordinary scholarly psychology volume. Ever so rarely, we are offered a psychology book that is so beautifully written, lucidly organized, and elegant in its description of ideas.... I see many uses for this wonderful volume. Instead of having to put together a rather large stack of reprints to introduce students to her groundbreaking work, I now can refer them to something far better -- the author's view of how her work has developed over the years."-"Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology "[This book] describes pathbreaking research in a style that is accessible to many audiences. It calls into question some of the most widely-held beliefs . . . about effective practices for maximizing children's self-confidence and learning."-Deborah Stipek, "UCLA "The book is central to basic issues in social, personality, and developmental psychology. Indeed, it is like a guided tour through the scenic terrain of Carol's fascinating program of research. The writing is lively and engaging and the organization is unusually clear. The examples are well-chosen and intuitively compelling; they are easy to relate to our own lives and to the people that we know."-Diane N. Ruble, "New York University "[This book] is simply among thebest book in psychology I've read during the past year or two. It's superb. . . I could hardly put [it] down."-Robert J. Sternberg, "Yale University
    Table of contents
    Preface. Introduction. 1. What Promotes Adaptive Motivation? Four Beliefs and Four Truths about Ability, Success, Praise, and Confidence. 2. When Failure Undermines and When Failure Motivates: Helpless and Mastery-Oriented Responses. 3. Achievement Goals: Looking Smart vs. Learning. 4. Is Intelligence Fixed or Changeable? Students' Theories About Their Intelligence Foster Their Achievement Goals. 5. Theories of Intelligence Predict (and Create) Differences in Achievement. 6. Theories of Intelligence Create High and Low Effort. 7. Theories and Goals Predict Self-Esteem Loss and Depressive Reactions. 8. Why Confidence and Success Are Not Enough. 9. What Is IQ and Does It Matter? 10. Believing in Fixed Social Traits: Impact on Social Coping. 11. Judging and Labeling Others: Another Effect of Implicit Theories. 12. Belief in the Potential to Change. 13. Holding and Forming Stereotypes. 14. How Does It All Begin? Young Children's Theories about Goodness and Badness. 15. Kinds of Praise and Criticism: The Origins of Vulnerability. 16. Praising Intelligence: More Praise that Backfires. 17. Misconceptions about Self-Esteem and about How to Foster It. 18. Personality, Motivation, Development, and the Self: Theoretical Reflections. 19. Final Thoughts on Controversial Issues.