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Essays in Social Psychology - Self Theories

ISBN13: 9781841690247
Author(s): Carol S. Dweck
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
SKU code: 9781841690247
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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.

Author(s): Carol S. Dweck