Self-theories

Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development

by Carol S. Dweck

Series: Essays in Social Psychology

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  • 9780863775703
  • 9781317710332
  • 9781317710325

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.

  • Taylor and Francis; December 2013
  • ISBN: 9781317710332
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Self-theories
  • Series: Essays in Social Psychology
  • Author: Carol S. Dweck
  • Imprint: Psychology Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780863775703
  • 9781317710332
  • 9781317710325