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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success REP UPD Edition
Contributor(s): Dweck, Carol S.

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ISBN: 0345472322     ISBN-13: 9780345472328
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Published: December 2007
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Annotation: World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset.
Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.
"If you manage any people or if you are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read Mindset."
-Guy Kawasaki, author of "The Art of the Start "and the blog "How to Change the World"
"Highly recommended . . . 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)
"A serious, practical book. Dweck's overall assertion that rigid thinking benefits no one, least of all yourself, and that a change of mind is always possible, is welcome."
"-Publishers Weekly"
"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."
-Robert J. Sternberg, author of "Teaching for Successful Intelligence"
"A wonderfully elegantidea . . . It is a great book."
-Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., author of "Delivered from Distraction"
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Belief and doubt.
Success; Psychological aspects.
BISAC Categories:
- Psychology | Applied Psychology
- Self-help | Personal Growth
Dewey: 153.8
LCCN: 2008270896
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.25" W x 0.75" (0.50 lbs) 277 pages
 
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Publisher Description:
World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset.
Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.
"If you manage any people or if you are a parent (which is a form of managing people), drop everything and read Mindset."
-Guy Kawasaki, author of "The Art of the Start "and the blog "How to Change the World"
"Highly recommended . . . 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)
"A serious, practical book. Dweck's overall assertion that rigid thinking benefits no one, least of all yourself, and that a change of mind is always possible, is welcome."
"-Publishers Weekly"
"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."
-Robert J. Sternberg, author of "Teaching for Successful Intelligence"
"A wonderfully elegantidea . . . It is a great book."
-Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., author of "Delivered from Distraction"

Contributor Bio(s): Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading researchers in the fields of personality, social psychology, and developmental psychology. She is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences, and has won nine lifetime achievement awards for her research. She addressed the United Nations on the eve of their new global development plan and has advised governments on educational and economic policies. Her work has been featured in almost every major national publication, and she has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, and 20/20. She lives with her husband in Palo Alto, California.


From the Hardcover edition.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2005 December #3)

Mindset is "an established set of attitudes held by someone," says the Oxford American Dictionary. It turns out, however, that a set of attitudes needn't be so set, according to Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford. Dweck proposes that everyone has either a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is one in which you view your talents and abilities as... well, fixed. In other words, you are who you are, your intelligence and talents are fixed, and your fate is to go through life avoiding challenge and failure. A growth mindset, on the other hand, is one in which you see yourself as fluid, a work in progress. Your fate is one of growth and opportunity. Which mindset do you possess? Dweck provides a checklist to assess yourself and shows how a particular mindset can affect all areas of your life, from business to sports and love. The good news, says Dweck, is that mindsets are not set: at any time, you can learn to use a growth mindset to achieve success and happiness. This is a serious, practical book. Dweck's overall assertion that rigid thinking benefits no one, least of all yourself, and that a change of mind is always possible, is welcome. (On sale Feb. 28)

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