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How Your Brain Reacts To Mistakes Depends On Your Mindset
Association for Psychological Science ^ | September 29, 2011 | Unknown

Posted on 09/30/2011 12:22:48 PM PDT by decimon

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t—you’re right,” said Henry Ford. A new study, to be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that people who think they can learn from their mistakes have a different brain reaction to mistakes than people who think intelligence is fixed.

“One big difference between people who think intelligence is malleable and those who think intelligence is fixed is how they respond to mistakes,” says Jason S. Moser, of Michigan State University, who collaborated on the new study with Hans S. Schroder, Carrie Heeter, Tim P. Moran, and Yu-Hao Lee. Studies have found that people who think intelligence is malleable say things like, “When the going gets tough, I put in more effort” or “If I make a mistake, I try to learn and figure it out.” On the other hand, people who think that they can’t get smarter will not take opportunities to learn from their mistakes. This can be a problem in school, for example; a student who thinks her intelligence is fixed will think it’s not worth bothering to try harder after she fails a test.

(Excerpt) Read more at psychologicalscience.org ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: brain; brainreaction; mistakes
I thought once I'd made a mistake but if I could be wrong then I would have been.
1 posted on 09/30/2011 12:22:55 PM PDT by decimon
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To: neverdem; DvdMom; grey_whiskers; Ladysmith; Roos_Girl; Silentgypsy; conservative cat; ...

Change of pace ping.


2 posted on 09/30/2011 12:23:41 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

I had always heard about people making mistakes and how bad it made them feel. Then, late last year, I made a mistake. It felt awful. Now I know what they mean. I hope it never happens again.


3 posted on 09/30/2011 12:25:29 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: decimon
Change of pace ping.

So who's been better at learning from their mistakes?

Obama or Palin?

/o.g.n.t.s.a.>

Cheers!

4 posted on 09/30/2011 12:29:25 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: decimon

I work with a jerk who gets andry, defensive and hostile whe SHE makes a mistake.

But if you put a period up-side-down in a sentence, she will send an e mail to you (including the whole office) about everything you did wrong from the day your mom brought you home from the hospital.


5 posted on 09/30/2011 12:32:21 PM PDT by SMARTY ("Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. " Edmund Burke)
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To: decimon

But...

What if I’m missing a few pieces from my Mind Set?


6 posted on 09/30/2011 12:39:28 PM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for NO additional charge!)
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To: SMARTY

I believe that my intelligence is fixed.

But my ability to learn is infinite. (providing that I live forever.)


7 posted on 09/30/2011 12:44:55 PM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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To: decimon

***When someone makes a mistake, their brain makes two quick signals: an initial response that indicates something has gone awry—Moser calls it the “’oh crap’ response”***

My “oh crap” response is very well developed! LOL!


8 posted on 09/30/2011 12:46:50 PM PDT by Marie (Cain 9s Have Teeth)
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To: WayneS
What if I’m missing a few pieces from my Mind Set?

Wait for a sale at Toys R Us.

9 posted on 09/30/2011 12:55:47 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

They’ve verified stuck on stupid. Great.


10 posted on 09/30/2011 1:08:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: decimon
I swore I'd never read junk science articles like this again ...

...yet here I am.

11 posted on 09/30/2011 1:08:57 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro; decimon

Oh. It was you martin...


12 posted on 09/30/2011 1:10:24 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: decimon

They keep them next to the Legos, right?


13 posted on 09/30/2011 1:11:03 PM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for NO additional charge!)
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To: decimon

The willingness and ability to repent is a core Christian value. Now we are starting to see how beneficial it is to being able to grow and break out of unproductive and damaging behaviors.

The more narcissistic a person is the more difficult it is to repent because the act repudiates their carefully maintained image of themselves.


14 posted on 09/30/2011 1:14:37 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: WayneS
They keep them next to the Legos, right?

Dunno. I couldn't even locate the doll section. Honest.

15 posted on 09/30/2011 1:14:37 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Does that Mind Set come with a free set of Mental Blocks?


16 posted on 09/30/2011 1:18:29 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Only if you purchase in the next fifteen minutes!


17 posted on 09/30/2011 1:19:23 PM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for NO additional charge!)
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To: cuban leaf
Then, late last year, I made a mistake. It felt awful. Now I know what they mean. I hope it never happens again.

Making a mistake is one thing, knowing you made it is another thing but admitting to whomever that you made the mistake is what purges your soul from the guilt that should be there......,.

18 posted on 09/30/2011 1:24:51 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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To: decimon

They’re by the balloons.


19 posted on 09/30/2011 1:27:45 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: SMARTY; All

I found you post sexist and demeaning....

(hopefully that got a little chuckle)


20 posted on 09/30/2011 1:28:33 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Does that Mind Set come with a free set of Mental Blocks?

No, the blocks take a lot of jack.

21 posted on 09/30/2011 1:35:27 PM PDT by decimon
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To: SMARTY

That sounds like the PHB-ette I once had at University Dept here in SC.


22 posted on 09/30/2011 1:49:06 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: WayneS
Well, at least nobody can call you a complete idiot.

≤}B^)

23 posted on 10/01/2011 2:24:05 AM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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