Carol Dweck

, Stanford University
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Dr. Dweck is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. She is the originator of theory and research  on fixed and growth mindsets. Her research examines the origins of these mindsets, their role in motivation, and their impact on achievement and well-being. Prior to her current position, Dr. Dweck was professor at the Department of Psychology at Columbia University and professor at the Laboratory of Human Development, Harvard University. She obtained her Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University. Dr. Dweck’s recent book Mindset (published by Random House) has been widely acclaimed and has been translated into 40 languages.