Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Believing you can get smarter can actually make you more knowledgeable. In a new Columbia University study, a group of New York City students were taught that intelligence can change and increase over time. A second group was told that intelligence is fixed, and that it 's not likely for someone to become smarter. The first group showed more motivation academically and improved significantly in math test scores over the course of two years, while the second group showed no improvement. We must think positively about our ability to succeed and we just might reach our ultimate goal.