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Outes et al., 2017: Learning about the malleability of intelligence improved math scores and attitudes towards learning among secondary students and teachers in Peru

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Outes, I., Sánchez, A., & Vakis, R. (2017). Cambiando la mentalidad de los estudiantes: evaluación de impacto de¡ Expande tu Mente! sobre el rendimiento académico en tres regiones del Perú. MISC.
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Summary:

A total of 1207 secondary schools in Peru were randomly assigned to teach students a 1.5 hour growth-mindset lesson about neuroplasticity and that “with practice” the brain “will grow stronger.” Students in treatment schools greater improvement in mathematics test scores (0.11-.25 standard deviations), with the greatest effects in schools outside Lima where achievement is lower and in helping students out of the lowest bracket of performance. There was no gain in Spanish test scores. Both students and teachers showed improved attitudes with the treatment (respectively, greater expectations of future achievement, greater willingness to encourage students’ learning)

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