Topic: Learning Mindsets

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.

Praise the effort, not the outcome? Think again

Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck discusses the misconception that praising effort is sufficient to developing a growth mindset and the importance of an additional focus on outcomes.

Growth mindset doesn’t promise pupils the world

Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck explores how it can be dangerous to tell students they ‘can achieve anything’ and that they should be given the truth about their performance in order to find out what it will take to reach their goals.