9781400062751-140x215The work of Carol Dweck and her colleagues about mindsets is getting more well-known. Mindset is about the important effects of what people believe about the malleability of their characteristics and abilities (read more in my interview with Carol Dweck). As is the case with many things, what the concept of mindset means and implies can easily be misunderstood. Here are 10 misconceptions about mindset which I have encountered.

 

  1. Misconception: the theory of mindset says that anyone can learn and achieve anything
  2. Misconception: the theory of mindset says that anyone either has a fixed or a growth mindset
  3. Misconception: not much can be done about what kind of mindset you have
  4. Misconception: the theory of mindset is only about intelligence
  5. Misconception: people with a growth mindset are obsessive about learning and always want to be the best
  6. Misconception: improving learning and performance is purely a matter of changing mindsets
  7. Misconception: the concept of mindset is only about children
  8. Misconception: the concept of the growth mindset puts too much pressure on children
  9. Misconception: the theory of mindset is only useful for individuals
  10. Misconception: the concept of mindset is not relevant for people with an intellectual disability

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