The New Psychology of SuccessBook - 2006
After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset --those who believe that abilities are fixed--are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset --those who believe that abilities can be developed. Mindset reveals how great parents, teachers, managers, and athletes can put this idea to use to foster outstanding accomplishment.
In this edition, Dweck offers new insights into her now famous and broadly embraced concept. She introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organizations. With the right mindset, you can motivate those you lead, teach, and love--to transform their lives and your own.
Praise for Mindset
"A good book is one whose advice you believe. A great book is one whose advice you follow. This is a book that can change your life, as its ideas have changed mine." --Robert J. Sternberg, co-author of Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success
"An essential read for parents, teachers [and] coaches . . . as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment." --Library Journal (starred review)
"Everyone should read this book." --Chip Heath and Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick
"One of the most influential books ever about motivation." --Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock
"If you manage people or are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read Mindset ." --Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of the Start 2.0
From Library Staff
While this is more motivational psychology, the discussion of fixed versus growth mindsets is helpful for people caught in negative thought spirals, a feature of many mental illnesses.
Shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities.
If you think you can't do it, then you probably can't. But change your mindset to one of growth and you can achieve so much more.