Skip to comments.How Your Brain Reacts To Mistakes Depends On Your Mindset
Posted on 09/30/2011 12:22:48 PM PDT by decimon
Whether you think you can or think you cantyoure 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 cant 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 its not worth bothering to try harder after she fails a test.
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Change of pace ping.
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.
So who's been better at learning from their mistakes?
Obama or Palin?
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.
What if I’m missing a few pieces from my Mind Set?
I believe that my intelligence is fixed.
But my ability to learn is infinite. (providing that I live forever.)
***When someone makes a mistake, their brain makes two quick signals: an initial response that indicates something has gone awryMoser calls it the oh crap response***
My “oh crap” response is very well developed! LOL!
Wait for a sale at Toys R Us.
They’ve verified stuck on stupid. Great.
...yet here I am.
Oh. It was you martin...
They keep them next to the Legos, right?
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.
Dunno. I couldn't even locate the doll section. Honest.
Does that Mind Set come with a free set of Mental Blocks?
Only if you purchase in the next fifteen minutes!
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......,.
They’re by the balloons.
I found you post sexist and demeaning....
(hopefully that got a little chuckle)
No, the blocks take a lot of jack.
That sounds like the PHB-ette I once had at University Dept here in SC.
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