MINDSET SCHOLARS NETWORK BLOG

New evidence of growth mindset’s positive effect on achievement on a national scale—especially for low-income students

David Bowermaster

The links between growth mindset and achievement received important new validation from a first-of-its-kind study by Mindset Scholars Carol Dweck and Dave Paunesku and Stanford education researcher Susana Claro.

Motivation matters: New meta-analysis estimates the average effect of motivation interventions

Jess Hennessey

Motivation is an important component of success in both the classroom and beyond. Researchers Rory Lazowski and Chris Hulleman completed an extensive meta-analysis to look at the effectiveness of interventions aimed at increasing students’ motivation.

How online exercises can equip college students for success, even before they get to campus

Jess Hennessey

New research by several Mindset Scholars finds that online exercises that prepare new students for common challenges in the transition to college can improve their social and academic outcomes, particularly for students of color and first-generation college students.

Organizational mindsets: The power of promoting growth mindset ideals in the business world

Jess Hennessey

Mindsets are held not only by individuals, but by organizations and groups as well. A study by Mindset Scholar Mary Murphy finds that implicit messages about ability conveyed by organizations can affect levels of engagement and trust in an organization.