This episode is part of The Psychology Podcast’s “Best of Series”, where we highlight some of the most exciting, enthralling, and enlightening episodes from our archives.
Today it’s a real honor to have Carol Dweck on the podcast. Dr. Dweck is a leading researcher in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford. Her research examines the role of mindsets in personal achievement and organizational effectiveness.
Dr. Dweck has also held professorships at Columbia and Harvard Universities, has lectured to education, business, and sports groups around the world, has addressed the United Nations, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, and has won 12 lifetime achievement awards for her research. Her best-selling book Mindset has been widely influential and has been translated into over 25 languages.
- Incremental vs. entity beliefs
- Fixed vs. growth mindset
- Mindset interventions
- National Study of Learning Mindsets
- The role of peers and teachers
- Growth mindset and other outcomes in life
- Giftedness exists
- Praising effort and intelligence
- How a fixed mindset can sometimes lead to increased performance
- Cross-cultural differences in mindsets
- Criticisms of the growth mindset
- “Mindset is not a miracle maker”
- Further studies on the growth mindset