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"Mindsets: Helping All Fulfill Their Potential," a WISE Research Roundtable featuring Carol S. Dweck

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4:15pm to 5:45pm
Skilling 193

Carol S. Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor, Stanford University, and author, Mindset, will discuss the ways in which mindsets — of students, of faculty, and of others — affect individual motivation and achievement. She will present new research on how praise and encouragement affect students' mindsets, as well as on interventions that teach students a growth mindset. She also will address the implications of her research for gender equity in science, mathematics, and engineering, as well as educational equity more generally. Open to all interested.

WISE Research Roundtables offer opportunities to hear from and engage with research scientists whose work illuminates ways to advance equity in scientific and technical fields.

Carol S. Dweck is a leading researcher in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford. Her research focuses on why students succeed and how to foster their success. More specifically, her work has demonstrated the role of mindsets in success and has shown how praise for intelligence can undermine students’ motivation and learning.

She has also held professorships at and Columbia and Harvard Universities, has lectured to education, business, and sports groups all over the world, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. She recently won the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, one of the highest awards in Psychology, as well as six other lifetime achievement awards. Last Spring, the White House held an conference on her work and both President Obama and Michelle Obama refer to her work in their speeches on education.

Her work has been prominently featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, and The London Times, and the Manchester Guardian, with recent feature stories on her work in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Washington Post, and she has appeared on such shows as Today, Good Morning America, NPR’s Morning Edition, and 20/20. Her bestselling book Mindset (published by Random House) has been widely acclaimed and has been translated into over 20 languages.

This program will also be streamed live online for those who are unable to attend in person. Please note as you register that you should choose one of two options -- attending the live presentation in Skilling 193, or engaging via the live-streaming over the internet.

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WISE Ventures, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, and Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education; co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for Professional Development
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