- Tucker Jones, Kansas State Univ.
- Mary Hellmer, Kansas State Univ.
- Brooke Hall, Kansas State Univ.
- Mark Barnett, Kansas State Univ.
Adult-participants rated hypothetical adults with an undesirable characteristic (e.g., obesity) less favorably than children or adolescents with an undesirable characteristic. A negative attitude toward individuals with an undesirable characteristic was associated with a fixed (vs. growth) mindset and the belief that these individuals do not desire, nor will they exert effort, to change.