Growth mindset fails to increase grades or non-cognitive skills. What now?
Growth mindset is a popular classroom intervention which attempts to change children’s views towards studying and class work. The core principle is teaching students their brain has the potential to grow by exerting mental effort during challenging tasks. This will increase the pupil’s willingness to persevere with work, and will subsequently improve their grades (Dweck,…
Do video games cause violence? A deeper look at the evidence
For almost as long as there have been video games, there have been people arguing that they are bad for you. There also seems to be a wealth of experimental evidence behind it (Hasan et al., 2013, to name just one of many). But there have been suggestions that these negative outcomes are oversold. Problems…
Are people’s performance impacted by negative stereotypes?
Don’t you just love being wrong? Of course you don’t, no one does. But there is a grim satisfaction in no longer believing something that there isn’t good enough evidence for. This is what I experienced after examining the phenomenon known as ‘stereotype threat’. In short, it’s the idea that groups with negative stereotypes about…