Mindset by Carol S. Dweck

Mindset

Now updated with new research — the book that has changed millions of lives.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...


Details Mindset

TitleMindset
ISBN9781400062751
Author
Release DateFeb 28th, 2006
PublisherRandom House
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Education, Business, Parenting, Leadership, Psychology
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Reviews Mindset

  • Joshua Guest
    2012-12-24
    Okay, so the idea is fine, and usable, and easy to explain to others, and pretty simple. I was about to give this book a one-star rating because I was so irritated with Dr. Dweck trying to shoehorn her idea into every single success story in the history of humanity and basically saying that her theory was the best explanation of that success. Conversely, every failure could have been averted but for a change in mindset. It was the Fixed mindset t...
  • Mark
    2012-04-26
    Here is a message to anyone close to me who may over hear me saying, 'I must read that popular psychology book ...', at some point in the future. Don't let me forget how vapid and uninspiring this book was. Please remark: 'don't forget about Mindset Mark!' Let me try and save you some time by summarising (not sure if this qualifies as a spoiler, I guess not): it is bad to think your skills and knowledge are limited. This represents the fixed mind...
  • Cerealflakes
    2011-11-18
    I keep hearing educators praising this author and, specifically, this book. Maybe she's better in person. I found this book trite. It was very repetitive and full of cherry picked stories pulled out just to prove her obvious conclusion. Are there really people who think that if you go into something with a negative attitude it won't affect the outcome? She goes to the extreme with the positive attitude stuff, though. I just don't buy that anyone ...
  • Michael
    2011-03-12
    Excellent book. This one sounds like a typical self-help book, but it's a real find. The author is a pyschology researcher at Columbia, and her book is filled with insights and illustrations regarding the differences that a fixed mindset vs. a growth mindset can have when applied to business, parenting, school, and relationships. Her research has been highlighted in many venues, including an excellent book on parenting titled Nurture Shock. I giv...
  • Maede
    2017-03-01
    تأثیر این کتاب روی من عجیب بود. مخصوصا اینکه چیز جدیدی به من نمی گفت. چیزهایی رو می گفت که من همیشه می دونستم ولی خوندن این کتاب بهم نشون داد که همیشه ناراضی بودم چون این هارو می دونستم و هیچوقت برای خودم عملی نکردماز موقعی که هشت سالم بود با بچه های ضع...
  • Jamie Doerschuck
    2013-10-25
    I think a lot of people who rated this book highly must have had a "fixed mindset".I think this book was a waste of money, personally. The tone of the book is very repetitive and annoying. Essentially people with a growth mindset are better than people without it in every possible way. If you have a fixed mindset you'll have lower grades in school, be unhappier, die earlier, be fatter, (be more likely to) never get married, make a bundle less mon...
  • Stark
    2008-12-27
    This is probably all i really need to hear out of this book, but i will read the whole thing anyway. there are two mindsets. fixed and growth.Believing that your qualities are carved in stone -- the fixed mindset -- creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over. If you have only a certain amount of intelligence, a certain personality, and a certain moral character -- well, then you'd better prove you have a healthy dose of them. It simply wo...
  • Otis Chandler
    2007-03-19
    Recommended in Stanford Magazine and by Guy Kawasaki.A very useful book about the growth mindset. Essentially, the book makes a case that those people who look at everything they do in life as a learning opportunity are much more successful. I think where this comes into play most often is when we face a setback, or a failure. Whether thats getting rejected from something (a job, a team, etc), messing up at work, having your boss yell at you, los...
  • SJ Loria
    2013-08-09
    Watered down and scientifically not that accurate (grit is a part of conscientiousness - see studies below), welcome to education's favorite book!Here is my two sentence summary of this book (best spoken in kindergartner teacher voice): There are two kinds of people in the world, people who believe things are fixed, others who believe they can change through hard work and effort, so believe in the ladder and success will open in front of you! Hoo...
  • Kirsten
    2015-07-30
    Let me preface this review by saying that my boss made me read this book, because, apparently, reading assignments are something that I should have as a 5th year PhD candidate. Not only that, but I'm pretty sure no one should require me to read a shitty waste-of time self help book.Let me save you the money and the aggrivation: The point of this book is (admittedly) not terrible, but it could be summed up real fast. Here you go, you're welcome.Of...
  • Amir
    2015-06-07
    Mindset is definitely a must-read book that has the capacity to have a profound impact your life as an individual, business leader, teacher or parent by opening your eyes to different mindsets one can have or induce to others specifically if you possess a fixed-mindset.The downside of the book i would say the examples or sending the message sometimes gets too repetitive but not boring though.I highly recommend this book to every one whether you w...
  • Becca Van Tassell
    2014-03-13
    It's pretty bad when after 15 pages, I want to fling a book away in disgust. But I kept reading. (Okay, it turned into skimming pretty quickly). And it DIDN'T GET BETTER. I've read several thoughtful and interesting pieces of journalism lately referencing the general thesis of this book that were really thought provoking. But the book itself is just empty tripe and cliches, without adding any content of interest to bolster the general idea that i...
  • Alex
    2011-07-24
    Another book that attempts to build upon the research of Anders Ericsson.The way I read it, I would break the book into 3 parts:Part 1: How people fail because they don't have the right mindsetPart 2: How people success because they have the right mindsetPart 3: You could also call this part 2a - it basically deals with children and success in school, home, etc.The first part of the book was the worst. Its case after case of "this person tried to...
  • Thomas
    2013-10-09
    Great overarching concept, lackluster execution. In Mindset, Professor of Psychology Carol S. Dweck discusses the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. The fixed mindset focuses on immovable measures of achievement and ability, such as the idea that everyone is born with a certain amount of unchangeable intelligence. The growth mindset advocates that everyone can improve themselves in any area of life through hard work. Dweck a...
  • Johnny Trash
    2012-08-08
    This is a book which the administrators in my organization are reading. I am reading it as well, though I'm not an administrator. I am only on page 43 but I already have dismissed the ideas and the author as superficial. Written in a casual style (the author states in the introduction: "A little note about grammar. I know it and I love it, but I haven't always followed it in this book. I start sentences with ands and buts. I end sentences with pr...
  • Tanja Berg
    2017-08-15
    I bought this book last year, but didn't get around to it. While reading something else recently, it referred to this one and I decided to give it a go. The basic premise is that "the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life.""Believing that your qualities are carved in stone - the fixed mindset - creates and urgency to prove yourself over and over. If you have only a certain amount of intelligence, a certain pers...
  • David
    2018-01-11
    A bit long-winded at times, but well worth reading. The repetition could be frustrating, but the reinforcement was likely beneficial. I'm starting to see the growth and fixed mindset all around me, especially in other books I'm reading and movies I'm watching, and it's fascinating to realize how important this shift in attitude is to my approach to the world.
  • Jonathan Karmel
    2012-02-09
    I read the first few chapters but then ended up skimming the rest. I absolutely agree with the author that it's better to have a growth mindset than a fixed mindset. It just seemed like the author made the point and then kept repeating it over and over again. I did think it was valuable to apply this principle to relationships (chapter 6); it's nice to have someone confirm that good relationships are a lot of hard work and that if a relationship ...
  • Filipa
    2015-10-11
    Second reading: 25 February 2016 - 5 March 2016. Reread this wonderful gem, confirming the fact that this book really is a game changer. This rereading also confirmed that this is one of the books that will accompany my growth throughout different phases of my life. I believe it will accompany for the rest of my life, actually. It has pressed me to recognize the areas in which I had a fixed mindset and those in which I had a growth mindset and it...
  • Kressel Housman
    2008-05-07
    The flap copy on this book promised it would be "a great book that will change your life." That certainly raised my expectations, and I'm happy to report that I wasn't disappointed.The premise of the book is the basis of cognitive psychology: what you believe affects your whole life, so if you can change your beliefs, ie, your mindset, you can change your life. This book characterizes two mindsets, the fixed and the growth-oriented. The fixed is ...
  • Amina
    2017-07-17
    2.5☆First, the concept was good, the first chapters were great but then the I found the book to be very repetitive, it could have been written in about 150 pages, and a little bit judgmental, sometimes even a bit hard on the people with the fixed mindset.
  • Minwoo
    2016-01-21
    I feel like the criticism this book gets is an exhibit of fixed mindset. Simple concept, yes, but universally applicable. Definitely left a profound impact on how I think and see the world, and I would like people around me to have read it. So five stars.
  • Mike
    2008-05-26
    Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success is based on a deceptively simple—yet powerful—premise. The central distinction she draws here is directly relevant to any of us interested in teaching leadership. According to Dr. Dweck (a Stanford psychology professor), each of us adopts one of two mindsets about life: the fixed or growth mindset. People with fixed mindsets tend to see human potential as static and finite; people with gr...
  • Soheil Eshragh
    2018-01-01
    این کتاب یکی از تکان دهنده ترین کتاب هایی هست که تو زندگیم خوندم؛کتاب راجع به دو طرز فکر-یکی متکی بر استعداد های ذاتی انسان و دیگری متکی بر تلاش و پشتکار انسان- صحبت میکنه و با ذکر آزمایشات و مثال های مختلف از افراد مشهور و موفق تاریخ، بیان میکنه که مه...
  • Saeed
    2017-04-21
    حرف این کتاب این است که دو نگرش وجود دارد یکی نگرش رشد و دیگری نگرش سکون، به این صورت که انسان باید همیشه رو به رشد باشد و کسی به یک باره و بدون زحمت یک قهرمان و سوپرمن نمی شودنویسنده در ستایش رشد و بالندگی مطالب زیادی گفته است، چیزی که من از این کتاب ی...
  • Neil Lynch
    2012-08-12
    Walt Disney once said the best way to get something done is to stop talking about it and do it. Such a simple sentiment ought to be a no-brainer; and yet, how often have we let opportunities slip through our grasp because of the way we think, what we believe, or what we uphold as valuable?In MINDSET, Carol Dweck shares her research on that particular part of the brain and how it affects the way we live our lives and approach our goals. Using powe...
  • Karen ⊰✿
    2017-12-10
    The idea of a "growth mindset" is a simple one, but quite profound for many people who have grown up believing that talents and abilities are "fixed". A growth mindset is possessed by those who believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work.Not sure where you sit? You can take a questionnaire here: https://mindsetonline.com/testyourmin...Because it is such a simple concept, I found the book a bit repetit...
  • د.أمجد الجنباز
    2016-11-27
    الكتاب مخيب للآمال فعلافبالرغم من أن المؤلفة حاصلة على الدكتوراه والعديد من الجوائز بسبب أبحاثها، وبالرغم من ان الكتاب مشهور جدا جدا ومر ذكره في اكر من ٥ كتب قرأتها. إلا أن محتواه ضعيف للغاية.بحسب المؤلفة (وأبحاثها التي استمرت ٢٠ سنة)، النجاح هو بس...
  • Sergei_kalinin
    2013-10-24
    Очень хорошая книга по саморазвитию! Пожалуй, одна из лучших за последние годы. Идея вроде бы проста: у каждого человека есть установка на рост ИЛИ установка на данность. Преобладающая установка определяет, будем ли мы меняться/учиться/личностно ...
  • Roslyn Ross
    2014-07-27
    1) The author begins by going on and on about how important she is and how important her ideas are. Which made her sound insecure, and let me know right off the bat that she does not trust me to read her ideas and determine for myself whether they are good ideas or not. 2) In the beginning she also announces her ideas as one more panacea. One thing that is the cause of all problems. This made it hard to take her book seriously at all.3) Her idea ...