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Bettinger et al., 2018: Learning about the malleability of intelligence improved math performance among Norwegian high schoolers, especially those who thought they were dumb or smart

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Bettinger, E., Ludvigsen, S., Rege, M., Solli, I. F., & Yeager, D. (2018). Increasing perseverance in math: Evidence from a field experiment in Norway. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 146, 1-15.
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Summary:

Extending Yeager, Romero, et al., 2016, Norwegian high school students randomly assigned to an online growth-mindset of intelligence intervention (2 45-minute sessions two seeks apart) solved more math problems successfully as compared to students randomized to a control condition focused on memory and brain functioning. The greatest benefits observed were for students who endorsed a fixed mindset of intelligence prior to the treatment.

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

Selves (My Own and Others')

Psychological Question Addressed

Is intelligence fixed or can it grow

Psychological Process 2:

Need

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What About it?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Is intelligence fixed or can it grow

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Walton & Wilson, 2018