Carol Dweck: The Power of Believing That You Can Improve

Summary:

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. 1) Are you not smart enough to solve it?  2) Or have you just not solved it yet?

Debrief:

  • How does Carol describe the power of the phrase “not yet”?
  • What does the brain look like when using the “growth mindset”?
  • What can we do to cultivate this mindset?