Autism and Williams Syndrome

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2020-12-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book presents a new perspective on the development of theory of mind based on an integration of empirical research that has been conducted on autism and William's syndrome.

Table of Contents

What promotes adaptive motivation? Four beliefs and four truths about ability, success, praise, and confidence
When failure undermines and when failure motivates: Helpless and Mastery-Oriented Responses
Achievement goals: Looking smart vs. learning
Is intelligence fixed or changeable? Stuedents' theories about their intelligence foster their achievement goals
Theories of intelligence predict (and create) differences in achievement
Theories of intelligence create high and low effort
Theories and goals predict self-esteem loss and depressive reactions
Why confidence and success are not enough
What is IQ and does it matter?
Believing in fixed social traits: Impact on social coping
Judging and labeling others: Another effect of implicit theories
Belief in the potential to change
Hoding and forming stereotypes
How does it all begin? Young children's theories about goodness and badness
Kinds of praise and criticism: The origins of vulnerability
Praising intelligence: More praise that backfires
Misconceptions about self-esteem and about how to foster it
Personality, motivation, development, and the self: Theoretical reflections
Final thoughts on controversial issues
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