Praise for intelligence can undermine children's motivation and performance

This groundbreaking study by Carol Dweck and Claudia Mueller shows that the way students are praised for achievement is profoundly impactful on their behavior and motivation. The study demonstrates that praise for effort is highly beneficial for students and that praise for intelligence, contrary to popular belief, can actually be detrimental for students' willingness to embrace learning challenges and resilience in the face of failure.

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