You’ve heard of “growth mindset” but you still might be wondering what growth mindset is all about!
Growth mindset is a term that Carol Dweck, Ph.D., a leading researcher in the fields of personality, social psychology and developmental psychology from Stanford University, has coined as a way to describe a person’s mindset about his/her intelligence.
In Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck lays out the evidence she and her team collected through years of research, which reinforces a simple but powerful theory: human intelligence, creativity, and other qualities are not fixed traits that we are born with. She proposes the idea that our brain is malleable and with time and effort traits can change. She considers two types of mindsets when describing them – “growth mindset” and “fixed mindset.”