Carol Dweck is at Stanford and associated with the positive psychology movement that will be discussed at the ASGPP meeting in April. Some of Dweck’s research is directed at how to further learning–and she offers the idea that appreciating trial and derror, including failure, is better for learning than the notion that some are just smart or gifted. Since I have always thought that the boundary between therapy and education is a porous one, this work interests me. Dweck’s website makes many of her papers available online. One that discusses reasons to do cross-field research is at the following address: https://www.stanford.edu/dept/psychology/cgi-bin/drupalm/system/files/A%20blueprint%20for%20social%20cognitive%20development.pdf. You can find many others at Dweck’s website.
An article on Social Cognitive Development research
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