Sunday, March 11, 2007

I'm just not a math person

This study indicates why the "nature/nurture" question is important on a personal level. What we think about *our* behavior influences the way we behave. From a "DevoPSY" textbook (PSY230, p.251): "Developmentalists have found that North American parents and teachers emphasize innate ability, which they assume to be unchangeable, more than effort. For Asians, the emphasis is just the opposite: They believe that people can become more capable by working harder (Serpell & Hatano, 1997).

First posted at Psyche Killer qu'est que c'est on 2/8/07

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