Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Hardcover)

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    Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading researchers in the fields of personality, social psychology, and developmental psychology. She has been the William B. Ransford Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and is now the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her scholarly book Self-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development was named Book of the Year by the World Education Fellowship. 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. She lives with her husband in Palo Alto, California.
    Mindset is one of those rare books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way.

    A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than twenty years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work and relationships, and how we raise our kids, ultimately predicting whether or not we will fulfill our potential. Dweck has found that everyone has one of two basic mindsets.

    If you have the fixed mindset, you believe that your talents and abilities are set in stone–either you have them or you don’t. You must prove yourself over and over, trying to look smart and talented at all costs. This is the path of stagnation. If you have a growth mindset, however, you know that talents can be developed and that great abilities are built over time. This is the path of opportunity–and success.

    Dweck demonstrates that mindset unfolds in childhood and adulthood and drives every aspect of our lives, from work to sports, from relationships to parenting. She reveals how creative geniuses in all fields–music, literature, science, sports, business–apply the growth mindset to achieve results. Perhaps even more important, she shows us how we can change our mindset at any stage of life to achieve true success and fulfillment. She looks across a broad range of
    applications and helps parents, teachers, coaches, and executives see how they can promote the growth mindset.

    Highly engaging and very practical, Mindset breaks new ground as it leads you to change how you feel about yourself and your future.

    “This book is an essential read for parents, teachers, coaches, and others who are instrumental in determining a child’s mind-set, and in turn, his or her future success, as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment.” --Library Journal

    1. The Mindsets
    Why Do People Differ?
    What Does All This Mean for You? The Two Mindsets
    A View from the Two Mindsets
    So, What’s New?
    Self-Insight: Who Has Accurate Views of Their Assets and Limitations?
    What’s iIn Store

    2. Inside The Mindsets
    Is Success About Learning–Or Proving You’re Smart?
    Mindsets Change the Meaning of Failure
    Mindsets Change the Meaning of Effort
    Questions and Answers

    3. The Truth About Ability and Accomplishment
    Mindset and School Achievement
    Is Artistic Ability a Gift?
    The Danger of Praise and Positive Labels
    Negative Labels and How They Work

    4. Sports: The Mindset Of A Champion
    The Idea of the Natural
    What Is Success?
    What Is Failure?
    Taking Charge of Success
    What Does It Mean to Be a Star?
    Hearing the Mindsets

    5. Business: Mindset and Leadership
    Enron and the Talent Mindset
    Organizations That Grow
    A Study of Mindset and Management Decisions
    Leadership and the Fixed Mindset
    Fixed-Mindset Leaders in Action
    Growth-Mindset Leaders in Action
    A Study of Group Processes
    Groupthink Versus We Think
    Are Leaders Born or Made?

    6. Relationships: Mindsets In Love (Or Not)
    Relationships Are Different


    Dimensions 9.3x6.7x1.1
    ISBN 9781400062751
    Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 288
    Publisher Date 2006-02-28 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Random House Inc
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 9.75 in
    Wdth 6.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.1 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The New Psychology of Success
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Dweck, Carol S.

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