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Carol S. Dweck

Carol S. Dweck

Carol S. Dweck

 

Carol Dweck is a Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor in the Psychology Department of the School of Humanities and Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Social and Developmental Psychology from Yale University in 1972, and has been a professor here since 2004. 

Her work bridges developmental psychology, social psychology, and personality psychology, and examines the self-conceptions (or mindsets) people use to structure the self and guide their behavior. Her research looks at the origins of these mindsets, their role in motivation and self-regulation, and their impact on achievement and interpersonal processes, as well as human intelligence--specifically how people's implicit theories about intelligence can impact their behavior.

Further information is available from her website.