Can intelligence be changed? This article explores this issue, looking at work by Carol Dweck (and colleagues). It looks at "fixed mindsets" and "growth mindsets" and student whom have "growth mindsets" engage "in adaptive behaviors, such as focusing on mastering concepts and developing new strategies after making mistakes."
Students with "fixed mindsets showed decrements in performance when faced with negative feedback or failure."
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Via Beth Dichter, Mariette Martineau