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Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck

Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

Carol S. Dweck is a leading researcher in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford. Her research focuses on why students succeed and how to foster their success. More specifically, her work has demonstrated the role of mindsets in success and has shown how praise for intelligence can undermine students’ motivation and learning.

She has also held professorships at and Columbia and Harvard Universities, has lectured to education, business, and sports groups all over the world, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. She recently won the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, one of the highest awards in Psychology. Her bestselling book Mindset has been widely acclaimed and has been translated into 26 languages.

Her recent TEDx talk can be seen at: http://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve?language=en

Posts

  • Growth Mindset
    Examples of a false growth mindset include praising effort over progress, affirming students' potential without enabling them, and blaming their mindset instead of refocusing it.