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Mind-set Research

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EilidhCK Wed 08-Feb-17 14:30:18

I am an Edinburgh University honours student, looking to explore how mind-sets and how the mind-sets of parents influence the mind-sets of their children.

A mind-set is an implicit attitude. People hold mind-sets about all kinds of things, this study will specifically look at mind-sets related to intelligence and failure.

An intelligence mind-set is the implicit attitude held towards intelligence – generally whether you think that you have a fixed, unchangeable amount of intelligence, or whether you believe that intelligence is something which can change and increase.

A failure mind-set is the implicit attitudes held towards failure – this represents attitudes about whether you consider failure to always be a negative thing, or whether you think it can sometimes be positive and help you to learn.

The research aim of this study is to show that children are more aware of their parents failure mind-set than they are of their intelligence mind-set.

It would be so helpful to me if anyone was willing to participate in my study - I would be happy to provide general feedback on mind-sets, and also answer any questions about mind-set research.

The study is fully approved by the University of Edinburgh Ethics Board.

I have included the link below,

For the first step, when it asks you to put in an ID, please enter your email address. This will not be used to contact you or to store any info, it is just to ensure I have a unique ID for each response. If you are not comfortable entering your email please put in MumsNet and your initials.

Thank you so much for reading my post, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask, and HUGE thank you in advanced to anyone who participates smile


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