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http://www.brainpickings.

org/2014/01/29/caroldweckmindset/#
"Fixedvs.Growth:TheTwoBasicMindsetsThatShapeOurLives."BrainPickings.
AmazonServicesLLCAssociatesProgram,n.d.Web.21Sept.2015.
<http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/29/caroldweckmindset/>.

ThisarticledefinesthedifferencesoftheFixedvs.Growthmindsetsandcontraststhe
wayeachmindsetshapesthewayweapproachlifeanditsobstacles.Mindset:Thenew
psychologyofsuccessisabookwrittenbypsychologistCarolDweck,whoisresponsiblefor
theworkthatstemsthisunderstandingofourminds.Init,sheexplainshowthepowerofour
beliefs,bothconsciousandunconscious,andhowchangingeventhesimplestofthemcan
haveprofoundimpactonnearlyeveryaspectofourlives.Inafixedmindset,theonemostofus
aretaughtandgrownuptothinklike,assumesthatourcharacter,intelligence,andcreative
abilitiesarepredeterminedandwecantchangethemmuchmorethanwhatweaccomplishas
wegrowup.Avoidingfailuresandstrivingforsuccessistheonlywayofmaintainingoursense
offeelingsmartorskilled.Ontheotherhandinagrowthmindset,thrivingonchallengesand
seeingfailureasevidenceforgrowthandforextendingourabilitiesishowsuccessisexceeded.
Icanusethisinmypapertointroducetheideaofthedifferentmindsetsandexplainindetail
whattheyare.

https://sivers.org/mindset
Sivers,Derek."Fixedmindsetvs.Growthmindset."DerekSivers.N.p.,21Sept.
2014.Web.21Sept.2015.<https://sivers.org/mindset>.

Thisarticlecontraststhefixedvs.growthmindsetbygivingquotevs.quoteexamples.
Forexample:Inafixedmindset,youbelieveShesanaturalbornsingerorImjustnogoodat
dancing.
Inagrowthmindset,youbelieveAnyonecanbegoodatanything.Skillcomesonlyfrom
practice.Thisgivesabetterunderstandingofthecontrastingmindsetsandthepositiveoutlook
agrowthmindsethascomparedtoafixedone.Moreexamples:
Inafixedmindset,failures
defineyou.
Inagrowthmindset,failuresaretemporarysetbacks.
Icanusethisinmypaperbyusingtheseprovidedquoteexamplestospecifythedifference
betweenthinkinginafixedmindsetvs.agrowthmindset.

http://examinedexistence.com/caroldweckonfixedmindsetvsgrowthmindset/
Florio,Nicolette.CarolDweckonFixedMindsetvs.GrowthMindset.Examined
Existence.N.p.,n.d.Web.21Sept.2015.
<http://examinedexistence.com/
caroldweckonfixedmindsetvsgrowthmindset/>.

Thisarticlegoesmoreindepthaboutthetwocontrastingmindsets.Itincludesa
diagramthatseparatesthetwoonhowthemindencountersandactsuponthedifferentlife
situationsbasedonwhichmindsetisused.ItisbasedmostlyonDweck'stheoryandthe
informationinherbook.Italsoincludesastudydoneoncollegestudentstestinghertheorythat

agrowthmindsethasamoresuccessfuloutcomeontasksperformed.ItwasanonverbalIQ
test,andtwodifferenttypesofpraisewereoffered.Forsome,theirabilitieswererewarded,and
others,fortheireffort.Results:
Praisingthestudentsfortheirabilitypushedthemrightintothe
fixedmindset,showingallsignsofitinthenextstepoftheprocedure.Whentheresearchers
offeredthemachoice,theyrefusedtoundergoachallengingnewtasktheycouldlearnfrom.
Theyrejectedanythingthatcouldpossiblyexposetheirweaknessesandcalltheirtalentinto
question.Incontrast,90percentofthestudentspraisedfortheireffortwantedtotakethe
challengingnewtasktheycouldlearnfrom.
Icanusethisstudyinmypaperforevidenceoftheeffectivenessofchangingyourmindsetand
thepositiveoutcomes.

http://mindsetonline.com/whatisit/about/index.html
Dweck,Carol."whatismindset."Mindset.creativeb'stro,n.d.Web.21Sept.
2015.<http://mindsetonline.com/whatisit/about/index.html>
.

ThiswebsiteisthemainwebsiteforCarolDweck'stheoryandbook.Itincludesdetailed
informationonthedefinitionofmindsetandwhyhavingtherightoneissoimportant.Italso
includeshowmindsetaffectsyoursuccess,andhowhavingagrowthmindsetcanallowyouto
domorethanyoueverimaginedyoucould.Italsohasaquizincludedthatyoucantaketotest
yourcurrentmindset,andbasedonthat,giveyouinformationandstepstotakeinorderto
changeitandbecomemorecontentandsuccessfulinlife.Italsogivesmoreinformationon
CarolDweckherselfandwhatinspiredhertowritethisbookandexpandonthistheory.

http://news.stanford.edu/pr/2007/prdweck020707.html
Trei,Lisa."Fixedversusgrowthintelligencemindsets."StanfordNewsService.
StanfordUniversity,7Feb.2007.Web.21Sept.2015.
<http://news.stanford.edu/pr/2007/prdweck020707.html>.

ThisisanarticlewrittenbyStanfordUniversityNewsServices.Itgivesanoutlineof
Dweckslifeandwhatinspiredhertoexpandonthistheory.Itissaidthefirstmajorexperience
thatopenedhereyestothiswaswhenher6thgradeteacherseatedherstudentsintheroom
basedontheirIQ.Thegirlsandboyswhodidn'thavethehighestIQintheclasswerenot
allowedtocarrytheflagduringassemblyorevenwashtheblackboard.Shesaid"Sheletitbe
knownthatIQforherwastheultimatemeasureofyourintelligenceandyourcharacter,sothe
studentswhohadthebestseatswerealwaysscaredoftakinganothertestandnotbeingatthe
topanymore."Thissparkedherideathatthosestudentswhoweredeemednotgoodenough
weretaughttolimitthemselvesandwhattheywouldattemptbasedontheirtalents,whichwas
ultimatelythefixedmindsetthatlimitedonesabilities.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2015/07/why_a_growth_mindset_won
t_work.html
DeWitt,Peter."Whya'GrowthMindset'Won'tWork."EducationWeek.Editorial
ProjectsinEducation,17July2015.Web.21Sept.2015.
<http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2015/07/
why_a_growth_mindset_wont_work.html>.

ThisarticleisdifferentfromtherestinthesensethatitdisagreeswithDweck'stheoryof
thegrowthmindset.Init,itstatesthatagrowthmindsetwontworkbecauseitonlyhasa.19
percenteffectrate.Itstatesthattheonlyrealeffectscomefromarateof.40orhigher.
Meaningtheauthorofthisarticledoubtsthatthistheoryofchangingmindsetsissuccessful
enoughtoprovearealdifferenceinsocietyasawhole.Although,itdoesagreethatwemust
moveawayfromafixedmindset,andoffersstepsteachersshouldtakeinordertodoso,such
as:lesstesting,morefeedback,flexiblegrouping,differentquestioning,andforthemtostop
talkingsomuch.