Thanks to the Pen Weekly NewsBlast for tagging a
story about a recent study showing that academic success is largely dependent on whether children believe in their ability to improve their intelligence.
This is the so-called “growth mindset,” which I wrote about in this blog a few months back. The fixed mindset, on the other hand, views intelligence as something we are born with and can’t do much to change.
If you are interested in this kind of research, I would suggest you read Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck. See a review of this book here.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.