Carol S. Dweck
Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., 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 people 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 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. Her work has been prominently featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, The Manchester Guardian, and The London Times, and she has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, NPR’s Morning Edition, and 20/20. Her bestselling book Mindset (Random House) has been widely acclaimed and has been translated into 20 languages.