Friday, December 18, 2015

Carol Dweck - A Study on Praise and Mindsets

This short video focuses on Carol Dweck's research into "praise" and how it affects children's development. Some children were praised for their intelligence (you must be really smart!), and some were praised for their effort (you worked really hard). Then, given a choice about whether to do something easy or hard, the children who had been praised for their intelligence, most of the children chose the easy task. When the children were praised for their effort, almost all of them chose the harder task! There were other important findings too, as you can see in this video, and you can find out more in this article by Carol Dweck in Scientific American: The Secret to Raising Smart Kids.

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