Carol Dweck, PhD

Developing a Growth Mindset!

with Louise Kuo Habakus

When someone says “there are two kinds of people in the world,” what comes to mind?

Those who walk into a room and say “There you are!” and those who say “Here I am!” (Abigail Van Buren)

People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. (Mark Twain)

Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. (Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly)

Those with a growth mindset, and those with a fixed mindset.” (Stanford professor, Carol Dweck)

In her groundbreaking book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol explains why…

  • abilities and talent aren’t enough to bring success
  • praise and positive labels are dangerous and may actually kill motivation
  • the way we respond to failure, and the potential for failure, may hold one of the keys to fulfilling our true potential.

She discusses the truth about ability and accomplishment, and offers fascinating insights into the pivotal role of mindset in sports, leadership, (love) relationships, and more. This book may change the way you parent.

Carol Dweck, PhD is one of the world’s leading researchers in the fields of personality, social, and developmental psychology. She examines the self-conceptions (or mindsets) people use to structure the self and guide their behavior. She researches the origins of these mindsets, their role in motivation and self-regulation, and their impact on achievement and interpersonal processes. Carol is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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