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Critical analysis by Sisk et al. (2018) - two meta-analyzes on mindsets

Some time ago, a paper was published describing two meta-analyzes on the effects of mindsets and mindset interventions (Sisk et al., 2018). The authors conclude that the results in both analyzes were weak and that education is better able to spend its time and money on other things than on mindset interventions. They do, however, make the nuance that their research suggests that mindset interventions do seem worthwhile for special risk groups. However, there is quite a lot to haggle on the article. Not only on their findings, but, more importantly, on their interpretation of those findings. Read below why even the problematic article by Sisk et al. actually shows that mindset interventions are indeed interesting and important.