Carol Dweck is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and of the National Academy of Sciences. She received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association in 2011.
Books by Carol Dweck
Interviews with Carol Dweck
If you’ve stepped inside a school recently, you’ve probably heard teachers talking about the importance of a ‘growth mindset.’ Here psychologist Carol Dweck, who pioneered research into this key concept, explains what it’s all about and recommends books—other than her own—that shed light on it.
Interviews where books by Carol Dweck were recommended
Table tennis champion and author of Bounce: How Champions are Made, Matthew Syed believes that winning is partly the placebo effect of confidence.
The Marshmallow Test: Why Self-Control Is the Engine of Success
by Walter Mischel
A Curious Mind: The Secret To a Bigger Life
by Brian Grazer
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
by Carol Dweck
Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World
by Mitch Prinstein
Path to Purpose
by William Damon
Can we cultivate qualities like grit, tenacity and kindness? How about habits of the successful—hard work, perseverance and productivity? Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit and founder of the Character Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, recommends five books, including a title that graces every CEO’s shelf.
Putting people and things into categories is something we all do. It’s a useful shortcut but reveals biases. And it plays a role in everything from ethnic violence to childhood development, as psychologist Susan Gelman explains.
Education writer Peg Tyre says many parents don’t understand how children learn and so don’t know what to look for in a school. She recommends five books to bring parents up to speed.