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Carol Dweck is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and one of the world’s leading researchers on motivation and mindsets. Her work focuses on why people succeed and how it is possible to foster their success. In the context of education, Dr. Dweck has sought to understand why some students give up in the face of failure, while others thrive. Over the past three decades, her research has shown that the way students think about intelligence and their ability affects their motivation and achievement in school. Moreover, this work has demonstrated that it is possible to change students’ mindsets in ways that have a lasting impact on their academic trajectories.
Dr. Dweck earned her Ph.D. in Social and Developmental Psychology from Yale University. Prior to her appointment at Stanford, she held professorships at Columbia and Harvard. She has lectured on the importance of mindsets all over the world, and won numerous awards—including the E. L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award in Educational Psychology from the American Psychological Association, the Klingenstein Award for Leadership in Education, and the Ann L. Brown Award for Excellence in Developmental Research. Dr. Dweck has over 100 publications, including several books and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, and she has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, 20/20, and National Public Radio.
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- A simple re-analysis overturns a “failure to replicate” and highlights an opportunity to improve scientific practice: Commentary on Li and Bates
- Teacher Mindsets: How Educators’ Perspectives Shape Student Success
- A national experiment reveals where a growth mindset improves achievement
- Impact of a growth mindset intervention on key predictors of academic success in a nationally representative sample
- Mindsets: A view from two eras
- The choice to make a difference
- Implicit theories of interest: finding your passion or developing it?
- Why interventions to influence adolescent behavior often fail but could succeed
- The journey to children’s mindsets—and beyond
- Learning mindset programs can elevate achievement of low-performing students at scale
- Findings from the pilot for the National Study of Learning Mindsets
- Mindsets on a national scale: Exploring the relationships between growth mindset, academic achievement, and family income in Chile
- Opportunity or setback? Parents’ views on failure influences children’s mindsets about intelligence
- Mindset programs that forecast common challenges prior to the transition of college can reduce achievement gaps
- Press release: Results from the National Study of Learning Mindsets
- Carol Dweck responds to recent criticisms of growth mindset research
- Growth mindset is on a firm foundation, but we’re still building the house
- Learning mindset programs at scale
- Parent practices & children’s mindsets: The power of how we frame failure
- New evidence of growth mindset’s positive effect on achievement on a national scale—especially for low-income students
- How online exercises can equip college students for success, even before they get to campus
- Mindset Scholars present current research at AERA 2016
- Praise the effort, not the outcome? Think again
- Growth mindset doesn’t promise pupils the world
- Sharing mindset research with education journalists: Recapping Carol Dweck’s talk at EWA conference
- The origins of the Student Experience Research Network
- Don't Weed Out Students. Help Them Flourish.
- The 2020 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings
- Debate Arises over Teaching “Growth Mindsets” to Motivate Students
- Major US study shows positive impact of growth mindset
- New Study Shows Where ‘Growth Mindset’ Training Works (And Where It Doesn’t)
- National Study Bolsters Case for Teaching 'Growth Mindset'
- Building Growth Mindset in the Classroom: Assignments From Carol Dweck
- The 2019 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings
- The 'All-Time' Most Popular Classroom Q&A Posts
- Having a Growth Mindset Makes It Easier to Develop New Interests
- 'Find Your Passion'? That's Bad Advice, Scientists Say
- 'Find Your Passion' Is Awful Advice
- To Err is Human – and a Powerful Prelude to Learning
- Why It's So Hard to Admit When You're Wrong
- How Praise Became a Consolation Prize
- Nudges That Help Struggling Students Succeed
- How Microsoft Uses a Growth Mindset to Develop Leaders
- Conquering the Freshman Fear of Failure
- A Growth Mindset Could Buffer Kids From Negative Academic Effects of Poverty
- A Growth Mindset May Counteract Effects of Poverty on Achievement, Study Says
- A Small Fix in Mind-Set Can Keep Students in School
- Preparing Students for College Challenges Reduces Inequality
- Talking About Failure: What Parents Can Do to Motivate Kids in School
- Don't Grade Schools on Grit
- Nice Try is Not Enough
- Carol Dweck Revisits the "Growth Mindset"