Carol Dweck on the Psychology of Failure and Success

October 23, 2011

Carol Dweck is a researcher at Stanford University.  She says everybody fails but not everybody fails the right way.  According to Dweck, it's how we think about failure that matters. Dweck is the author of "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success."

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As a retired teacher, I relate to Prof. Dweck's methods and hope that her theories are taught in teacher education courses. Perhaps the "growth mindset" will rid classrooms of that inflated self-esteem and sense of entitlement that interferes with learning. Thanks for bringing Prof. Dweck to listeners.

I believe good teachers have always "praised the process" in their students' learning, and not emphasized only the right answer. This book should be required reading for all teachers.

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