If you think you can raise your IQ, you probably can. It is all in your mind.
(ABC News)- If you think you can, you probably can. If you think you can't, you probably can't.
New research shows that it's how you think about your level of intelligence and your ability to grow that determines how quickly you can correct even a minor error and move on. The work suggests that it's not whether you can pump your IQ up a notch or two, but whether you think you can that really matters.
Psychologists at Michigan State University in East Lansing conducted a series of experiments to see if "mind set" makes a difference in how humans process and react to mistakes. And it turns out that it not only makes a difference, it does so almost instantaneously.
"It all happens in the first quarter of the first second after the mistake is made," psychologist Jason Moser, lead author of a study that will be published soon in Psychological Science, said in a telephone interview. Keep on reading...