This online-only content supplements the article "Transforming Belief Systems in Minneapolis" by Michael Walker, Corey Yeager, and Jennie Zumbusch in VUE 48.
More about Growth Mindset
Current psychology research supports the cycle of motivation and behavior described in Walker, Yeager & Zumbusch. In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Stanford University’s Carol Dweck tells us that when students and educators have what she calls a growth mindset, they understand that intelligence can be developed. Students focus on improvement rather than on worrying about how smart they are. They work hard to learn more, gain intelligence and knowledge, show greater motivation in school, get better grades, and receive higher test scores.
Dweck, C. 2007. “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.” Ballantine Books.