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Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
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Jun 04, 2011

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bookshelves: education, non-fiction, psychology
Read on June 04, 2011

Carol Dweck is a psychology professor at Stanford and has written numerous research articles on motivation, achievement, and learning. This book expands on her scholarly research for a general audience, and it's an absorbing read. The gist of the book is that people can have either a "fixed" mindset or a "growth" mindset, and that mindset determines how one interprets his or her experiences and, in turn, how that person progresses (or doesn't). She has chapters on how that mindset has characterized athletes, business leaders, and she extends her ideas to show how parents and teachers can help children and adolescents learn more deeply and genuinely by adopting a "growth mindset." I'd highly recommend this book for teachers, parents, or anyone interested in learning more about achievement.
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message 1: by MaryMagoon (last edited Jun 06, 2011 06:19PM) (new)

MaryMagoon Kravulski Sounds like a great book. I'll have to add it to my list of yet another book I 'd like to read. (along with "The Third Chapter", which I just ordered.)
I am interested in that kind of stuff!

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