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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

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Publisher Comments:

Mindset is one of those rare books that can help you make positive changes in your life and at the same time see the world in a new way.

A leading expert in motivation and personality psychology, Carol Dweck has discovered in more than twenty years of research that our mindset is not a minor personality quirk: it creates our whole mental world. It explains how we become optimistic or pessimistic. It shapes our goals, our attitude toward work and relationships, and how we raise our kids, ultimately predicting whether or not we will fulfill our potential. Dweck has found that everyone has one of two basic mindsets.

If you have the fixed mindset, you believe that your talents and abilities are set in stone& #8211; either you have them or you don't. You must prove yourself over and over, trying to look smart and talented at all costs. This is the path of stagnation. If you have a growth mindset, however, you know that talents can be developed and that great abilities are built over time. This is the path of opportunity& #8211; and success.

Dweck demonstrates that mindset unfolds in childhood and adulthood and drives every aspect of our lives, from work to sports, from relationships to parenting. She reveals how creative geniuses in all fields& #8211; music, literature, science, sports, business& #8211; apply the growth mindset to achieve results. Perhaps even more important, she shows us how we can change our mindset at any stage of life to achieve true success and fulfillment. She looks across a broad range of
applications and helps parents, teachers, coaches, and executives see how theycan promote the growth mindset.

Highly engaging and very practical, Mindset breaks new ground as it leads you to change how you feel about yourself and your future.

" This book is an essential read for parents, teachers, coaches, and others who are instrumental in determining a child's mind-set, and in turn, his or her future success, as well as for those who would like to increase their own feelings of success and fulfillment." --Library Journal

Contents
Introduction
1. The Mindsets
Why Do People Differ?
What Does All This Mean for You? The Two Mindsets
A View from the Two Mindsets
So, What's New?
Self-Insight: Who Has Accurate Views of Their Assets and Limitations?
What's iIn Store

2. Inside The Mindsets
Is Success About Learning& #8211; Or Proving You're Smart?
Mindsets Change the Meaning of Failure
Mindsets Change the Meaning of Effort
Questions and Answers

3. The Truth About Ability and Accomplishment
Mindset and School Achievement
Is Artistic Ability a Gift?
The Danger of Praise and Positive Labels
Negative Labels and How They Work

4. Sports: The Mindset Of A Champion
The Idea of the Natural
"Character"
What Is Success?
What Is Failure?
Taking Charge ofSuccess
What Does It Mean to Be a Star?
Hearing the Mindsets

5. Business: Mindset and Leadership
Enron and the Talent Mindset
Organizations That Grow
A Study of Mindset and Management Decisions
Leadership and the Fixed Mindset
Fixed-Mindset Leaders in Action
Growth-Mindset Leaders in Action
A Study of Group Processes
Groupthink Versus We Think
Are Leaders Born or Made?

6. Relationships: Mindsets In Love (Or Not)
Relationships Are Different
Mindsets Falling in Love
The Partner as Enemy
Competition: Who's The Greatest?
Developing in Relationships
Friendship
Shyness
Bullies and Victims: Revenge Revisited

7. Parents, Teachers, And Coaches:
Where Do Mindsets Come From?

Parents (and Teachers): Messages About Success and Failure
Children Learn The Messages
Teachers (and Parents): What Makes a Great Teacher (or Parent)?
Coaches: Winning Through Mindset
Our Legacy

8. Changing Mindsets: A Workshop
The Nature of Change
The Mindset Lectures
A Mindset Workshop
Brainology
More About Change
Taking the First Step: A Workshop for You
People Who Don't Want to Change
Changing Your Child's Mindset
Mindset and Willpower
Maintaining Change
The Road Ahead

Notes
Recommended Books
Index



From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

In a world filled with too many choices, oppressive technology, and relentlessly overbooked schedules—how do we achieve the calm we so desperately need?

Our ancestors used the fight-or-flight mechanism to protect themselves from predators. Today, we use it to fend off daily crises. The result is chronic stress and a learned inability to be calm which, in turn, makes it impossible for us to perform at our peak.

Now, Dr. Gayatri Devi shows how we can cultivate empowering, enduring calm by tapping into our body’s vagus nerve—and utilize our hardwired, natural relaxation system. If you are suffering from migraines, neck pain, gastrointestinal upsets, sleeps deprivation—or are just trying to work through life’s difficulties—Dr. Devi shows that you don’t need more drugs, you need A Calm Brain.

“For anyone who wants to take charge of the 21st century while remaining calm, focused, and productive—this is the book for you.”

—Henry S. Lodge, New York Times bestselling author of Younger Next Year

Synopsis:

In a world filled with too many choices, oppressive technology, and relentlessly overbooked schedules—how do we achieve the calm we so desperately need?

Our ancestors used the fight-or-flight mechanism to protect themselves from predators. Today, we use it to fend off daily crises. The result is chronic stress and a learned inability to be calm which, in turn, makes it impossible for us to perform at our peak.

Now, Dr. Gayatri Devi shows how we can cultivate empowering, enduring calm by tapping into our body’s vagus nerve—and utilize our hardwired, natural relaxation system. If you are suffering from migraines, neck pain, gastrointestinal upsets, sleeps deprivation—or are just trying to work through life’s difficulties—Dr. Devi shows that you don’t need more drugs, you need A Calm Brain.

“For anyone who wants to take charge of the 21st century while remaining calm, focused, and productive—this is the book for you.”

—Henry S. Lodge, New York Times bestselling author of Younger Next Year

About the Author

Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., is widely regarded as one of the worlds leading researchers in the fields of personality, social psychology, and developmental psychology. She has been the William B. Ransford Professor of Psychology at Columbia University and is now the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her scholarly book Self-Theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development was named Book of the Year by the World Education Fellowship. Her work has been featured in such publications as The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, and she has appeared on Today and 20/20. She lives with her husband in Palo Alto, California.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345472328
Subtitle:
The New Psychology of Success
Author:
Dweck, Carol S.
Author:
Dweck, Carol
Author:
L
Author:
Carol S. Dweck, Ph. D.
Author:
Dweck, Caro
Author:
Devi, Gayatri
Author:
Wood, Rich
Publisher:
Plume
Subject:
General
Subject:
Personal Growth - Success
Subject:
Success
Subject:
Belief and doubt
Subject:
Success -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Healthy Living
Subject:
psychology;success;education;learning;motivation;self-help;mindset;non-fiction;business;parenting;mind;management;intelligence;self improvement;growth;thinking;attitude
Subject:
psychology;success;education;self-help;motivation;learning;mindset;non-fiction;business;parenting;mind;self improvement;management;intelligence;thinking;growth;leadership;attitude
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20071226
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x .58 in .45 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by ,
In a world filled with too many choices, oppressive technology, and relentlessly overbooked schedules—how do we achieve the calm we so desperately need?

Our ancestors used the fight-or-flight mechanism to protect themselves from predators. Today, we use it to fend off daily crises. The result is chronic stress and a learned inability to be calm which, in turn, makes it impossible for us to perform at our peak.

Now, Dr. Gayatri Devi shows how we can cultivate empowering, enduring calm by tapping into our body’s vagus nerve—and utilize our hardwired, natural relaxation system. If you are suffering from migraines, neck pain, gastrointestinal upsets, sleeps deprivation—or are just trying to work through life’s difficulties—Dr. Devi shows that you don’t need more drugs, you need A Calm Brain.

“For anyone who wants to take charge of the 21st century while remaining calm, focused, and productive—this is the book for you.”

—Henry S. Lodge, New York Times bestselling author of Younger Next Year

"Synopsis" by ,
In a world filled with too many choices, oppressive technology, and relentlessly overbooked schedules—how do we achieve the calm we so desperately need?

Our ancestors used the fight-or-flight mechanism to protect themselves from predators. Today, we use it to fend off daily crises. The result is chronic stress and a learned inability to be calm which, in turn, makes it impossible for us to perform at our peak.

Now, Dr. Gayatri Devi shows how we can cultivate empowering, enduring calm by tapping into our body’s vagus nerve—and utilize our hardwired, natural relaxation system. If you are suffering from migraines, neck pain, gastrointestinal upsets, sleeps deprivation—or are just trying to work through life’s difficulties—Dr. Devi shows that you don’t need more drugs, you need A Calm Brain.

“For anyone who wants to take charge of the 21st century while remaining calm, focused, and productive—this is the book for you.”

—Henry S. Lodge, New York Times bestselling author of Younger Next Year

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