Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Barnard College and Ph.D. in Social and Developmental Psychology from Yale University.

Professor Dweck researches the mindsets people use to guide their behavior, their formation, and their impact on interpersonal processes and achievement. Much of Professor Dweck’s research focuses on these processes in children and how they play a role in their social development.

Representative Publications

Heyman, Gail D., Carol S. Dweck, and Kathleen M. Cain. “Young Children’s Vulnerability to Self-Blame and Helplessness: Relationship to Beliefs About Goodness.” Child Development (1992): 401-415.

Hong, Ying-yi, et al. “Implicit Theories and Evaluative Processes in Person Cognition.” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 33.3 (1997): 296-323.

Job, Veronika, et al. “Implicit Theories About Willpower Predict Self-Regulation and Grades in Everyday Life.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 108.4 (2015): 637-647.

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