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Children Begin Life As Optimists, But Then They Go To School

Learned Helplessness Although children begin life as optimists, at around age 6, they go to school, where they encounter failure as part of the learning process. Usually, we learn by reading and encoding new information with some level of understanding, … Continue reading

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Best Time To Run Is Now

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The Most Significant Drivers Of Children’s Attributional Style

Parents can help their children develop and maintain a good attributional style. The most significant drivers of children’s attributional style, based on years of research, seem to be parents and teachers. Point: Parents and teachers play an important role in … Continue reading

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Benefits Of Optimism

ASQ Scores Based on Attributional Style Questionnaire (ASQ) scores, Seligman determined that MetLife insurance salespeople who have made a career in insurance sales have done so only by having a very positive attributional style. ASQ score doesn’t just predict success … Continue reading

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Why You Are Generally Optimistic or Pessimistic

How we think about why we succeed or fail is…characterized as our “attributional style.” [Review: There are internal attributions like being talented and motivated. And there are external attributions like being lucky the circumstances turn out in your favor.] Attributions … Continue reading

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Internal and External Attributions On How We Think We Succeed

               Consider a moment of success for a child. If a child receives a good grade on a math test, it might be because he or she is talented and motivated—factors that have to do with internal attributions. Alternatively, sometimes people … Continue reading

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Attributional Style

How we think about why we succeed or fail is a key element in optimism, persistence, and self-esteem. This thinking is characterized as our “attributional style.” Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive P. Vishton I have no greater joy … Continue reading

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