THE PHANTASTIC
                          PSYCHOLOGY
                           PARADIGM
                            PROJEC...
We want to study this




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Lots of ways to study the
                            brain




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In vitro




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In vivo




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Our subjects




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So what to study?




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Mindsets

                             Fixed Mindset      Growth Mindset

                                                ...
How Dweck Studied
                                 Mindset
                      Intelligence Praise                Effort ...
Effects of Intelligence vs
                          Effort Praise
                                                   Fixe...
Performance
                           6.5




                            6
       # Problems Solved




                ...
Lying: Proportion of Students who
                       misrepresent scores
                             0.4

           ...
Dweck’s Study
                         5th grade public school students in
                                 South Bronx, N...
So what will you do?
               Read scientific research papers
               Write research grant proposal
          ...
And...
                 Tour university psychology labs
                 Present your findings to Mr. Adams and Dr. Friedma...
In short, you’ll

        Do Science!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Time requirements

                 We’ll do most everything during 1 backwork each week.
                 Actual study wi...
Next step




                             Complete the Application!
                              http://bit.ly/MindsetAp...
Questions?

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  1. 1. THE PHANTASTIC PSYCHOLOGY PARADIGM PROJECT Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  2. 2. We want to study this Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  3. 3. Lots of ways to study the brain Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  4. 4. In vitro Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  5. 5. In vivo Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  6. 6. Our subjects Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  7. 7. So what to study? Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  8. 8. Mindsets Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset intelligence is a intelligence is malleable quality, a a fixed trait potential that can be developed Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  9. 9. How Dweck Studied Mindset Intelligence Praise Effort Praise “Wow, that’s a “Wow, that’s a really good score. really good score. You must be You must have smart at this.” tried really hard.” Control Group “Wow, that’s a really good score.” Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  10. 10. Effects of Intelligence vs Effort Praise Fixed Growth Goals Looking Smart Learning Confidence { Low High After difficult Motivation Low High trial Performance Decreased Increased Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  11. 11. Performance 6.5 6 # Problems Solved 5.5 5 4.5 0 1 2 3 4 Trial 1 Trial 3 (before failure) (after failure) Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  12. 12. Lying: Proportion of Students who misrepresent scores 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0 Intelligence Control Effort Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  13. 13. Dweck’s Study 5th grade public school students in South Bronx, NY Our study 5th & 6th grade private school students in Atlanta, GA Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  14. 14. So what will you do? Read scientific research papers Write research grant proposal Learn psychology research techniques Design research protocols Conduct subject interviews Learn advanced statistical analysis techniques Analyze real data (lots of it) Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  15. 15. And... Tour university psychology labs Present your findings to Mr. Adams and Dr. Friedman Write an original scientific paper? Attend a scientific conference? Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  16. 16. In short, you’ll Do Science! Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  17. 17. Time requirements We’ll do most everything during 1 backwork each week. Actual study will be carried out on 1 day in January/Feb during free periods. Collaboration will take place online via google docs & blog Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  18. 18. Next step Complete the Application! http://bit.ly/MindsetApp Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  19. 19. Questions? Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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