An incremental theory of personality

Preventing Symptoms of Depression by Teaching Adolescents That People Can Change
Effects of a Brief Incremental Theory of Personality Intervention at 9-Month Follow-Up
Adriana Sum Miu, David Scott Yeager
September 15, 2014

an incremental theory of personality—the belief that people’s socially relevant characteristics have the potential to change.

an entity theory of personality—believing people cannot change


  • cognitive theories of depression
  • implicit theories
  • universal prevention
  • developmental psychopathology
  • psychological interventions

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