Saturday, September 15, 2007

In praise of specific praise

Children were given a pretend drawing task, and were praised either with "you are a good drawer" (generic) or "you did a good job drawing" (specific).

Read the rest of the post by Dave Munger for how a specific praise may be more helpful. This work builds on Carol Dweck's fascinating research that we linked to sometime ago. For more on her work, see these two posts at The Situationist blog.