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Miller et al., 1975, Study 2: Receiving positive performance feedback improved math grades among 2nd grade students

Reference:

Miller, R. L., Brickman, P., & Bolen, D. (1975). Attribution versus persuasion as a means for modifying behavior. Journal of personality and social psychology, 31(3), 430.
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Summary:

2nd graders told by teachers and the school principal they were very good at math or that they worked very hard at math, as compared to those encouraged to be good at math or to work hard at math, performed better on a math test two weeks later.

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

Selves (My Own and Others')

Approach to Desired Meaning

What about it?

Changing self-identity

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Who am I?Who am I?

Psychological Question Addressed

Who am I?

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

Who am I?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018