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Carol Dweck, PhD

Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.

In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.”

Carol Dweck is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.

Dweck’s work bridges developmental psychology, social psychology, and personality psychology, and examines the self-conceptions people use to structure the self and guide their behavior. Her research looks at the origins of these self-conceptions, their role in motivation and self-regulation, and their impact on achievement and interpersonal processes.

Before joining the Stanford University faculty in 2004, she taught at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the University of Illinois. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.

Dweck earned her PhD in Psychology from Yale University.

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