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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success


reviewed by Peter T. Coleman September 29, 2006

coverTitle: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Author(s): Carol S. Dweck
Publisher: Random House, New York
ISBN: 1400062756 , Pages: 276, Year: 2006
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For decades, Carol Dweck, a leading researcher in psychology, has published her pioneering work on motivation and personality in top scholarly journals and texts. Her research on implicit theories of intelligence has resulted in a variety of important practical applications, particularly in the classroom. In her new book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Random House, 2006), Dweck brings together her extensive body of research into one narrative, and for the first time, introduces her work to the general public. Dweck’s research concerns a basic set of beliefs, or mindsets, that she has found to have profound and pervasive effects on behavior. She opens the book by telling a story of the first time she encountered one of these beliefs—one quite different from her own—that led children to see failure as a gift. At the time, she was conducting research on how people coped with failure and, much to her... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 29, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12747, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 10:45:59 PM

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  • Peter Coleman
    Teachers College, Columbia University
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    PETER T. COLEMAN, PhD is Associate Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University and Director of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution. He was the first recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Psychological Association, Division 48: Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence. He co-edited The Handbook of Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice (2000; 2006), and has authored over forty journal articles and chapters.
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