DOI: 10.31219/osf.io/vbrsc
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Nick Buttrick

Abstract: What does it mean to hold a “growth mindset?” Is it enough to simply think that anyonecan grow their abilities as long as they try, or is there more to it? Are using appropriate strategies and being willing to ask for help important, or irrelevant? And what does it matter if you’re wrong? Using a large nationally-representative sample of 9th graders in public high-school math classes and their teachers, we find, in a preregistered analysis, that a so-called “false growth mindset” - believing that anyone can su…

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