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Heidi Grant Halvorson

I'm a social psychologist who studies and writes about motivation, particularly in the classroom. I'm currently the Associate Director of Columbia Business School's Motivation Science Center, and the author of two books: Nine Things Successful People Do Differently and Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals. I also blog about goals and motivation for Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company.

I received my PhD in psychology from Columbia University, mentored by Carol Dweck, author of Mindset.

For more information about me, or to read more about motivation, check out my website The Science of Success

Areas of Interest: 
growth and fixed mindsets,
self-control strategies