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The Psychology of Praise

September 23rd, 2015

Episode 53 of 158 episodes

Claudia Hammond talks to Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck who has identified that individuals tend towards a fixed or growth mindset, regarding what they can learn and achieve. Her research has also shown that a fixed mindset can be changed, and that once a child or adult adopts a growth mindset, they can achieve more. Professor Dweck’s ideas have spread around the world and increasing numbers of schools are adopting her approaches to praise, learning and encouragement. (Photo: A woman reads a book with a young girl)

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