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
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2167702614548317

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

Keywords:

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

journalistic version:
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2014/09/24/350933822/hearing-that-things-can-change-reduces-depression-in-teens

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