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The Influence of Students' Intelligence Beliefs On Attention, Information Processing, and Learning: A Neurophysiological Analysis

Year: 2002
Name of Institution:
Columbia University
Goal: Exploration
Principal Investigator:
Mangels, Jennifer
Award Amount: $737,205
Award Period: 3 years
Award Number: R305H020031


Co-Principal Investigator: Carol S. Dweck (Stanford University)

The researchers of this project are using electrophysiological techniques to examine how students with different beliefs about intelligence attend to and process information in difficult learning tasks, and whether modifying these beliefs supports learning, despite task difficulty and stereotypes about intelligence.


Journal article, monograph, or newsletter

Mangels, J.A., Butterfield, B., Lamb, J., Good, C.D., and Dweck, C.S. (2006). Why Do Beliefs About Intelligence Influence Learning Success? A Social Cognitive Neuroscience Model. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 1(2): 75–86.