Growth Mindset

THE POWER OF “YET”

Carol Dweck and the concept of the Growth Mindset, we use it at Little Explorers and at home. We encourage you to embrace the concept.

Growth Mindset Poster

Carol Dweck is a pioneering researcher in the field of motivation, why people succeed (or don’t) and how to foster success.

Why you should listen

As Carol Dweck describes it: “My work bridges developmental psychology, social psychology, and personality psychology, and examines the self-conceptions (or mindsets) people use to structure the self and guide their behavior. My research looks at the origins of these mindsets, their role in motivation and self-regulation, and their impact on achievement and interpersonal processes.”

Dweck is a professor at Stanford and the author of Mindset, a classic work on motivation and “growth mindset.” Her work is influential among educators and increasingly among business leaders as well.