Self-theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development - Essays in Social Psychology (Paperback)Carol S. Dweck (author)
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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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 11 mm
-"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
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