Carol Dweck , Ph.D.
Ballantine Books, New York, 2006, English
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780345472328

From the Publisher. World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea–the power of our mindset.

Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals–personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.

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Tom Kelley

Psychologist Carol Dweck makes a compelling case for a simple but potentially life-changing idea: that neither your skills nor your talent nor even your intelligence are set in stone. Dweck says that once you embrace a “growth mindset” you fundamentally believe that your fullest abilities are “unknown and unknowable.” I have looked at the world differently since meeting Carol Dweck and reading her book.

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