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Implicit/Self-Theories of Ability

Implicit or self-theories of ability refer to individuals’ views on the stability and changeability of personal attributes. Two lay theories are argued to exist: an entity theory, whereby individuals consider qualities and attributes of the self or others to be fixed and traitlike, and an ...

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