The New Psychology of Success
By Carol S. Dweck
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345472328, 277pp.)
Publication Date: December 26, 2007
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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.
Praise for "Mindset"
Everyone should read this book. Chip and Dan Heath, authors of "Switch" and "Made to Stick"
Will prove to be one of the most influential books ever about motivation. Po Bronson, author of "NurtureShock"
A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. I have found Carol Dweck's work on mindsets invaluable in my own life, and even life-changing in my attitudes toward the challenges that, over the years, become more demanding rather than less. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine. Robert J. Sternberg, IBM Professor of Education and Psychology at Yale University, director of the PACE Center of Yale University, and author of "Successful Intelligence"
If you manage any people or if you are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read "Mindset." Guy Kawasaki, author of "The Art of the Start "and the blog How to Change the World
Highly recommended . . . an essential read for parents, teachers and] coaches . . . as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment. " Library Journal "(starred review)
A serious, practical book. Dweck's overall assertion that rigid thinking benefits no one, least of all yourself, and that a change of mind is always possible, is welcome. " Publishers Weekly"
A wonderfully elegant idea . . . It is a great book. Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., author of "Delivered from Distraction"
"From the Hardcover edition.
Carol S. Dweck, PhD, is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, and has published significant work in the area of achievement motivation since the early 1970s. Dr. Dweck is one of the first researchers linking attributions to patterns of achievement motivation, an originator of achievement goal theory, and a pioneer in the area of self-theories of motivation. Her recent books include "Self-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development"; "Motivation and Self-Regulation across the Lifespan" (coedited with Jutta Heckhausen); and "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success," Her research is extensively cited in social, developmental, personality, and educational psychology.