Carol Dweck

Lewis & Virginia Eaton Professor Of Psychology
Stanford University

Carol Dweck is one of the most influential and pioneering social science scholars of the past three decades. Bridging the fields of social psychology, developmental psychology, and personality psychology, she 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.

Her bestselling book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, explores how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities.

Her work has been featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, and she has appeared on Today and 20/20.

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