Summary Of Carol Dweck's Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success

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In social media, television and the big screen, our society definitely values natural talent as being important. However, in an educational setting, “basic abilities” such as drawing, singing, or acting must be refined and improved upon in order to result in success. This idea is represented in Carol Dweck’s “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” where it is believed that the “hand you’re dealt is just the starting point for development”. In this sense, students must not believe that their current abilities are fixed yet rather, that their abilities can be developed through application and learning. This application otherwise known as grit is purely defined during moments of failure. This idea is represented in “Angela Duckworth and the Research on Grit” by Emily Hanford as well as “True Grit” by Angela Lee Duckworth and Lauren Eskreis-Winkler. Here, grit is shown in students who are accustomed …show more content…

For example, Dweck states, “This growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts” (p. 76). Therefore, Dweck explains that a growth mindset is based on your ability to grow and change through your endeavors despite your current qualities. We often find that when dealing with a subject we love, we tend to apply ourselves more there than in any other area. My experiences with art and learning how to draw is an example of my growth mindset. In the beginning, my drawings were appalling, messy, and overall horrid. However, I did not stop drawing. Instead, I continued on to study different forms, find better artists, and study their methods. Although currently I am not a master at visual arts, my belief that my ability would change through practice is what drove me forward. This growth mindset I developed for myself is what enabled me to get better at drawing and understanding

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