Psychology & Psychiatry

Journeying through the pandemic

As people across the U.S. and the world struggle with the challenge of living in societies ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the journey mindset described in the recent paper by Szu-chi Huang and Jennifer Aaker could prove ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

You can do it! A 'growth mindset' helps us learn

One of the most influential phenomena in education over the last two decades has been that of the "growth mindset". This refers to the beliefs a student has about various capacities such as their intelligence, their ability ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

No benefit in growth mindset theory, study says

A motivational approach to learning used widely in schools to encourage academic success does not benefit pupils, Edinburgh research suggests.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why "find your passion" is bad advice

Do you have a dream job? New evidence says that, rather than finding your passion, you should develop it instead.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How do children construct views of themselves?

How do children construct views of themselves and their place in the world? Children's social relationships turn out to be critical. For example, children develop higher self-esteem when their parents treat them warmly. But ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Kids should pay more attention to mistakes, study suggests

Children who believe intelligence can grow pay more attention to and bounce back from their mistakes more effectively than kids who think intelligence is fixed, indicates a new study that measured the young participants' ...

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