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Self-theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development (Essays in Social Psychology) Paperback – 27 Jan 2000


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"Based on extensive research with children and young adults, this book examines adaptive and maladaptive cognitive-motivational patterns and shows how these patterns originate in people's self theories; their consequences for one's achievment, social relationships, and emotional well-being; thier consequences for society; and the experiences that create these cognitive-motivational patterns." -"Resources in Education "What we have here is no ordinary scholarly psychology volume. Ever so rarely, we are offered a psychology book that is so beautifully written, lucidly organized, and elegant in its description of ideas.... I see many uses for this wonderful volume. Instead of having to put together a rather large stack of reprints to introduce students to her groundbreaking work, I now can refer them to something far better -- the author's view of how her work has developed over the years." -"Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology "[This book] describes pathbreaking research in a style that is accessible to many audiences. It calls into question some of the most widely-held beliefs . . . about effective practices for maximizing children's self-confidence and learning." -Deborah Stipek, "UCLA "The book is central to basic issues in social, personality, and developmental psychology. Indeed, it is like a guided tour through the scenic terrain of Carol's fascinating program of research. The writing is lively and engaging and the organization is unusually clear. The examples are well-chosen and intuitively compelling; they are easy to relate to our own lives and to the people that we know." -Diane N. Ruble, "New York University "[This book] is simply among thebest book in psychology I've read during the past year or two. It's superb. . . I could hardly put [it] down." -Robert J. Sternberg, "Yale University

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  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Psychology Press; 1 edition (27 January 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841690244
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841690247
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 23.5 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #59,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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