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Kids praised for being smart are more likely to cheat

20:00 EDT 13 Sep 2017 | AAAS

(University of California - San Diego) An international team of researchers reports that when children are praised for being smart not only are they quicker to give up in the face of obstacles they are also more likely to be dishonest and cheat. Kids as young as age 3 appear to behave differently when told 'You are so smart' vs 'You did very well this time.'

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