Main idea of entity theory: is that your stuck with what you have. In terms of personality and
Incremental theory:: being ble to adapt and improve and alter. Believing that you can change
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
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.
Believing that the most basic qualities can change with effort and education-incremental self-
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
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Course material-search by course and number of course, click on link. Subject resources, research guide-type in psychology
Places to find articles:
Google scholar: www.scholar.google.com
Limit to articles from scholar publications including peer review
Google scholar-research from indexes and databases.
Psyc info for social psyc
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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