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A Social-Cognitive Approach to Motivation and Personality

Carol S. Dweck and Ellen L. Leggett

The Big Idea

This paper is a continuation of the line of research by Carol Dweck and others on behaviours that are characterised as adaptive or maladaptive.  In other words, there are patterns or tendencies in children that are identifiable by way of the choices made with regard to achievement opportunities.  While sport is not mentioned in this paper, it is an easy pivot to see how it is that some players truly thrive on challenges and obstacles; and how it is that...

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