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  • May 28, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Stanford Professor of Psychology Carol S. Dweck finds that “Praising children’s innate abilities too much reinforces a mind-set or belief “that intelligence is innate and fixed, which can also prevent young athletes or people in the workforce and even marriages from living up to their potential. On the other hand,” she continues, “our studies show that teaching people to have a ‘growth mind-set,’ which encourages a focus on effort rather than on intelligence or talent, helps make them into high achievers in school and in life.”

    All this has an impact on self-esteem and self concept as well. From my post Raising Gifted Kids: Carol S. Dweck on the Impact of Mind-set


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