Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Human Development and Family Studies
Individuals who have fixed mindsets may be pessimistic, lack self-esteem, and have a poor self-image because they believe that their abilities are fixed and cannot be changed. Many adolescents who grow up in small, rural, isolated areas may develop a fixed mindset because of few opportunities in their immediate environment and little change or progress evident in their communities. In order to address the potential development of fixed mindsets, I created a two-day lesson on cultivating growth versus fixed mindsets for high school juniors at Needles High School in Needles, California.
Hernandez, Jessica, "Increasing Growth Mindsets in Rural Adolescents" (2019). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 469.