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Tables of Contents for Self-Theories
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
About the Author
vii
 
Preface
ix
 
Introduction
xi
 
What Promotes Adaptive Motivation? Four Beliefs and Four Truths About Ability, Success, Praise, and Confidence
1
4
When Failure Undermines and When Failure Motivates: Helpless and Mastery_Oriented Responses
5
10
Achievement Goals: Looking Smart Versus Learning
15
5
Is Intelligence Fixed or Changeable? Students' Theories About Their Intelligence Foster Their Achievement Goals
20
9
Theories of Intelligence Predict (and Create) Differences in Achievement
29
10
Theories of Intelligence Create High and Low Effort
39
5
Implicit Theories and Goals Predict Self-Esteem Loss and Depressive Reactions to Negative Events
44
7
Why Confidence and Success Are Not Enough
51
8
What is IQ and Does It Matter?
59
5
Believing in Fixed Social Traits: Impact on Social Coping
64
9
Judging and Labeling Others: Another Effect of Implicit Theories
73
9
Belief in the Potential to Change
82
7
Holding and Forming Stereotypes
89
6
How Does It All Begin? Young Children's Theories About Goodness and Badness
95
12
Kinds of Praise and Criticism: The Origins of Vulnerability
107
9
Praising Intelligence: More Praise that Backfires
116
11
Misconceptions About Self-Esteem and About How to Foster It
127
5
Personality, Motivation, Development, and the Self: Theoretical Reflections
132
17
Final Thoughts on Controversial Issues
149
8
References
157
18
Appendix: Measures of Implicit Theories, Confidence, and Goals
175
12
Index
187