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Eskreis-Winkler et al., 2016, Study 2: Reflecting, writing, and relating to own life the benefits of deliberate practice improved math performance among 5th and 6th grade students with lower prior math achievement

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Eskreis-Winkler, L., Shulman, E. P., Young, V., Tsukayama, E., Brunwasser, S. M., & Duckworth, A. L. (2016). Using wise interventions to motivate deliberate practice. Journal of personality and social psychology, 111(5), 728.
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Summary:

5th and 6th grade students learned in a 25-minute online module (1) the tenants of deliberate (or “deep”) practice—“(a) focus on weakness, (b) get feedback, (c) concentrate 100%, and (d) repeat until mastery”—, (2) the importance of deliberate effort in academic success and how this is often underestimated, and (3) how frustration and confusion is a sign that “one is engaging in optimal practice activities” using stories from other students and by writing a letter to another student advocating deliberate practice. As compared to students who received standard study advice, this improved performance on Khan Academy math problems completed one week later for students with lower prior math achievement.

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 beliefs about goals

Psychological Question Addressed

How will I accomplish my goals?

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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

How will I accomplish my goals?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018