Professor Carol Dweck
Mindset follows decades of research on achievement and success, a simple idea that Dweck claims makes all the difference. Dweck challenges the notion that our intelligence is fixed and immutable: she argues it is possible to improve intelligence through individuals’ application and effort.
In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are fixed traits and spend their time documenting their intelligence or talents instead of developing them. People with a fixed mindset believe that talent alone creates success, without effort.
In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work, that brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.
Dweck argues that teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the world of business, education, and sport.
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