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Eng1A (Hull) Spring 2020: Mindset, Grit, and Resilience

A collection of resources to support topics and themes from the course.

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This set of resources is a selection that may be useful in supporting ideas for your research paper. It is not an exhaustive list!

Be sure to contact a librarian if you need additional help thinking about or finding resources for your project. 

Mindset, Grit and Resilience


The Neuroscience of Growth Mindset and Intrinsic Motivation
Recent empirical research from the educational neuroscience perspective that provides insights into the interplay between growth mindset and intrinsic motivation.


Lessons to Foster a Growth Mindset:
Eight lessons based on Carol Dweck's work on growth mindset. 


A single-session growth mindset intervention for adolescent anxiety and depression: 9-month outcomes of a randomized trial.
Single-session interventions (SSIs) show promise in the prevention and treatment of youth psychopathology, carrying potential to improve the scalability and accessibility of youth psychological services.


The Neuroscience of Growth Mindset and Intrinsic Motivation.
This paper attempts to draw on the theories of growth mindset and intrinsic motivation, together with contemporary ideas in neuroscience, outline the potential for neuroscientific research in education.


The effects of a growth mindset on self-efficacy and motivation.
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a growth mindset intervention would improve adolescent special education students’ self-efficacy and motivation.


Mind the mindset! The interaction of proactive personality, transformational leadership and growth mindset for engagement at work.
The purpose of this paper is to analyze whether and how employees’ proactive personality is related to work engagement. Drawing on job demands-resources theory, the study proposes that this relationship is moderated by a three-way interaction between proactive personality × transformational leadership × growth mindset.