How Beliefs Affect Your Intelligence (It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy)

A new study, revealed by Scientific American, shows that people who believe they can learn from their mistakes and have a more positive mind-set towards their errors actually learn faster than people with a more negative point of view about mistakes. The researchers label this the “Oops Response” and say it is stronger in more positive-minded people.  In essence, your beliefs about mistakes are a “self-fulfilling prophecy.” The “Oops Response” and Error Positivity in Learning.

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