Self-theories : Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development Paperback
Part of the Essays in Social Psychology series
This innovative text sheds light on how people work -- why they sometimes function well and, at other times, behave in ways that are self-defeating or destructive.
The author presents her groundbreaking research on adaptive and maladaptive cognitive-motivational patterns and shows: * How these patterns originate in people's self-theories * Their consequences for the person -- for achievement, social relationships, and emotional well-being * Their consequences for society, from issues of human potential to stereotyping and intergroup relations * The experiences that create them This outstanding text is a must-read for researchers in social psychology, child development, and education, and is appropriate for both graduate and senior undergraduate students in these areas.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 212 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/01/2000
- Category: Behavioural theory (Behaviourism)
- ISBN: 9781841690247