Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
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... show more
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.
Publish date: December 26th 2007
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Good Read, it gives a very simple way to autoanalize your thoughts and actions. I'll recommend it to my friends!
This book was a recommendation from my son. The beginning of the book was a bit tough to get into; but the further along I got with the reading the better the information and the more that I could relate to it. We can all have fix and growth mindsets in different areas; yet it is the growth mindset...
I thought I was getting a book on cognitive psychology for a general audience and wound up with self-help dreck. The title was repellant but glowing references from other books and positive reviews from seemingly smart.. oops... seemingly hard working people induced me to bite. Dweck's theory se...
I'm mostly giving this five stars for the information the book contains. As a book, it's only mediocre; but the discovery of the power and impact of the "growth mindset" vs. the "fixed mindset" is something that nearly everyone I know can benefit from.
This book has an important message, one that I needed to hear, but its probably only essay-length. It became a book only through repetition. Skim to the back and take a look at the comparison chart of fixed- and growth-mindsets. Or do a Google search and find it out there somewhere.A much more engag...