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Carol S. Dweck: The Importance of Mindsets in Achievement, Resilience, and Conflict Resolution

  • Tue, Jun 1 2010
    • Carol S. Dweck with Felton Earls

On May 13, 2010, Carol S. Dweck was inducted as the Herbert Simon Fellow of the Academy at the Newseum in Washington, DC. In inducting her, Felton J. Earls noted “Professor Dweck’s scholarship inspires and guides us all, from student to parent to teacher, to be better at what we do.…Her induction in the Academy is reason for us all to celebrate for she is the consummate psychologist.…Her research has shown that students who have a ‘fixed mindset’—the result of being praised for their intelligence—value looking smart over learning. In contrast, students who are praised for their effort or their…

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