Fellow Carol Dweck Wins 2018 SAGE-CASBS Award
AAPSS Fellow Carol Dweck of Stanford University has been awarded the 2018 SAGE-CASBS Award in recognition of her pioneering career in the field of social psychology.
Dweck is most known for her research showing that people have different types of intelligence, which range from “fixed mindset” to “growth mindset.” Individuals holding a growth, rather than fixed, mindset believe natural abilities and innate talents do not necessarily translate to predetermined success but are starting points for further development.
“Dr. Dweck’s work on mindset has been embraced enthusiastically in scholarship by thought leaders across the social and behavioral sciences and in practice by schools around the world,” said SAGE Publishing founder and executive chairman, Sara Miller McCune. “Her commitment—both personal and professional—to ensuring equitable learning outcomes by empowering a growth mindset parallels SAGE’s commitment to improving education to promote social justice. I believe that there is still much to learn from Dr. Dweck, and we are delighted to honor her with the SAGE-CASBS award.”
Dweck is currently the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and has previously held positions at Columbia and Harvard. She served as a CASBS consulting scholar in 2014–15, during the start of a project at CASBS aimed at advancing scientific understanding of students’ beliefs about learning and school to improve student outcomes and expand educational opportunities.
Established in 2013, the SAGE-CASBS Award recognizes outstanding achievements in the behavioral and social sciences that advance our understanding of pressing social issues. It underscores the role of the social and behavioral sciences in enriching and enhancing public policy and good governance. Past winners of the award include psychologist and Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman; sociologist and education rights activist Pedro Noguera; political scientist and former U.S. Census Bureau director and Academy President Kenneth Prewitt; and Academy Fellow William Julius Wilson, the noted sociologist of poverty, inequality, and race.