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Title: 
The neuroscience of growth mindset and intrinsic motivation
Authors: 
Keywords: 
Growth mindset
Intrinsic motivation
Education
Neuroscience
Neural
Issue Date: 
2018
Citation: 
Ng, B. (2018). The neuroscience of growth mindset and intrinsic motivation. Brain Sciences, 8(2), 20-29. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci8020020
Abstract: 
Our actions can be triggered by intentions, incentives or intrinsic values. Recent neuroscientific research has yielded some results about the growth mindset and intrinsic motivation. With the advances in neuroscience and motivational studies, there is a global need to utilize this information to inform educational practice and research. Yet, little is known about the neuroscientific interplay between growth mindset and intrinsic motivation. This paper attempts to draw on the theories of growth mindset and intrinsic motivation, together with contemporary ideas in neuroscience, outline the potential for neuroscientific research in education. It aims to shed light on the relationship between growth mindset and intrinsic motivation in terms of supporting a growth mindset to facilitate intrinsic motivation through neural responses. Recent empirical research from
the educational neuroscience perspective that provides insights into the interplay between growth mindset and intrinsic motivation will also be discussed.
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ISSN: 
2076-3425 (online)
Other Identifiers: 
10.3390/brainsci8020020
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