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A growth mindset is the belief that intellectual abilities are not fixed, but can be developed. Do students who are taught a growth mindset earn higher grades and test scores?

Brooke Macnamara and her...

In the Journals

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Ten years ago, after over two decades of research on this topic, Carol Dweck – the Stanford University...


In the News

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This week's round-up includes a look at the recent problem with bots completing online surveys. See what else...


Science in Society

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Romantic couples often find themselves in situations in which partners have discrepant levels of sexual desire, and research...


In the News

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In the news this week: the benefits of uncertainty, procrastination, slacking at work, and cats. See what else...


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