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University of British Columbia
PSYC 207
Michael Souza

 Main idea of entity theory: is that your stuck with what you have. In terms of personality and intelligence  Incremental theory:: being ble to adapt and improve and alter. Believing that you can change and adapt.  The differences between 2 theories o Depends on holding an entity of incremental o If incremental: effort o Coming from an entity perspective: I did well because im good at that. More of an innate experience. o Goal of learning: is it to perform well or master that activity?  Performing at a certain level: incremental  Mastering approach: master o Entitiy approach will not want to practice in front of people.  What does an exam mean? o Is an exam a chance to measure my present skills and abilities o Or is it a change to undermine my future intelligence.  How dp people react to failure: o Incremental: I suck at it but how do I fix it o Entity perspective: I fail; I must forever more suck at this.  People with incremental theory do better. Key distinction:  Believing that the most basic qualities can change with effort and education-incremental self- theory. Features of interventions described in the article:  One of them was to signal a strong message of change. Common changes in term of incrementals and action, has been empirically shown to KNOW THIS FOR MIDTERM Course material-search by course and number of course, click on link. Subject resources, research guide-type in psychology Places to find articles:  Summon:  Google scholar: Limit to articles from scholar publications including peer review  Google scholar-research from indexes and databases.  limits  Psyc info for social psyc  Click on top gear  Type uni of british columbia Process f group dynamics:  Recurring phase theory: how did the group progress, focusing on the issues that always come up verses sequential stage theories  When we get things Johns
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