Cultivating Your Growth Mindset

Learn what a growth mindset is and how it improves learning

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Version 1.0.0a - published on 04 Oct 2018

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A great deal of evidence suggests that human brains are remarkably plastic even in adults, and that learning new skills or information changes the structure of the brain. This module introduces students to the research supporting ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that you can increase your brainpower and ability through effort, and contrasts it with ‘fixed mindset,’ the idea that people are inherently good or bad at certain tasks, and there is little to be done about it.

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  • Kika Tuff; Jeremy M Wojdak; Arietta Fleming-Davies (2018), "Cultivating Your Growth Mindset,"

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Drew LaMar

College of William and Mary