Abstract

Mindsets have been identified as an important factor in explaining learning differences among students. Growth mindset students have been shown to recover from mistakes easier than fixed mindset students, and recent neuroscientific research has shown differences in the brain’s event-related potentials to errors in fixed and growth mindset participants. The purpose of this study was to examine and evaluate these differences in the Finnish elementary school context. To achieve this, event-related potentials of five fixed and five growth mindset 8-9-year-old female students were recorded during a go/no-go task. Differences between the two groups emerged, however, they were different from the results of some previous studies in the field. These findings are discussed in the light of earlier neuroscientific research related to mindsets, including limitations and suggestions for future research in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBehavioral Neuroscience
EditorsSara Palermo
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherIntechOpen
Publication date3 Apr 2019
ISBN (Print)978-1-78984-052-0
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Apr 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

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Mindsets and Failure: Neural Differences in Reactions to Mistakes among 2nd Grade Finnish Girls. / Puusepp, Ita; Tammi, Tuisku; Huotilainen, Minna Johanna; Kujala, Teija Margit; Kuusisto, Elina Päivikki; Laine, Sonja Hannele; Tirri, Kirsi Anne Helena.

Behavioral Neuroscience. ed. / Sara Palermo. London : IntechOpen, 2019.

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