Growing Growth Mindset with a Social Robot Peer


Growing Growth Mindset with a Social Robot Peer



Psychologists have shown that beliefs about the malleability of human attributes such as intelligence can have strong effects on motivation, reaction to challenge or failure, and academic achievement [4], [12], [17]. Mindset, according to Dweck [8], [33], dictates how people perceive their own and other people's capabilities, behaviors and attitudes. People with a fixed mindset think that nothing can be changed - that capabilities are fixed and cannot be improved. People with a growth mindset believe that achievements are dictated by effort and resilience to failure, often referred to as grit [7]. It has been shown that people with a growth mindset have higher academic, social, and work achievements [4], [30], [33].


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