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How to Get Kids Into a Growth Mindset


Seeing the Benefits of Failure Shapes Kids’ Beliefs About Intelligence

Parents’ beliefs about whether failure is a good or a bad thing guide how their children think about their own intelligence. ... More>


Observation

Books to Check Out: April 2016

To submit a new book, email apsobserver@psychologicalscience.org. Parenting and Theory of Mind by Scott A. Miller; Oxford University Press, March 21, 2016.... More>


Observer Article

Video as Data

Children’s behavior is rich, complex, and fascinating. But it is transient. At every time scale, from milliseconds to months, behavior happens and then it vanishes. Newborns’ “gas smiles” metamorphose into expressions of real pleasure, babies’ babbles become reciprocal conversations and teen poetry jams, and infants’ awkward toddling steps transform into ballet recitals and soccer goals. But all of it disappears into the ether as soon as the moment has passed. ... More>


Long Before Learning ABCs, Tots Recognize Words Are Symbols