Mentor/s

Susan Gannon and Dawn Melzer

Location

University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-21-2017 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-21-2017 3:00 PM

Abstract

Growth mindset interventions aim to help children realize that through effort and perseverance their performance in the classroom can be improved (Dweck, 2007). This is in contrast to a fixed mindset, which is the belief that intelligence and talent are something we are born with and are not malleable. In the current study, children between first and third grade from low-income schools were placed in a growth mindset intervention to investigate the effect of mindset on learning new vocabulary words. Findings revealed a significant increase in the number of vocabulary words children knew and the use of more growth mindset words (e.g., practice, brain) in their responses on the post-tests.

Keywords: growth mindset, vocabulary, intervention, perseverance

College

College of Arts and Sciences

College and Major available

Psychology

Keywords

growth mindset, vocabulary, intervention, perseverance, Classroom performance

Document Type

Essay

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The Effects of Growth Mindset Intervention on Vocabulary Skills in First to Third Grade Children

University Commons

Growth mindset interventions aim to help children realize that through effort and perseverance their performance in the classroom can be improved (Dweck, 2007). This is in contrast to a fixed mindset, which is the belief that intelligence and talent are something we are born with and are not malleable. In the current study, children between first and third grade from low-income schools were placed in a growth mindset intervention to investigate the effect of mindset on learning new vocabulary words. Findings revealed a significant increase in the number of vocabulary words children knew and the use of more growth mindset words (e.g., practice, brain) in their responses on the post-tests.

Keywords: growth mindset, vocabulary, intervention, perseverance

 

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