Have you ever heard of a "growth mindset"? No, it's not a gardener's psychological state. It's a perspective on child development that prioritizes process and potential over inherent qualities like "intelligence." It's been one of the guiding principles of education since Carol Dweck, Ph.D., described the concept in her 2007 book "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success." In the years since, some have started to wonder if it could be effective for adults as well, while others have begun to question how effectively it's been implemented in the first place — including Dr. Dweck herself.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas June 18, 2018
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