Dweck, C.S. (2000). Self-theories: Their role in motivation, personality and development. Philadelphia: Psychology Press.
In this book, Dweck presents her program of research on adaptive and maladaptive cognitive-motivational patterns. The author demonstrates how these patterns originate in self theories and how a person's thought process affects achievement, work behaviors or habits, social relationships, perceptions of others, and emotional well-being. Dweck also examines the experiences that shape and influence these cognitive-motivational patterns. Findings are based on extensive research with children and young adults. This book is designed for professionals and researchers in psychology, education, child development, or other related fields.