Double meta-analysis on Growth Mindset: how big are the effects really?

It has been quite a Mindset-week as earlier this week I wrote this post on a new big well performed study. But there is more, as also this week a new double meta-analysis was published on the same intervention. Stuart Ritchie summarized the study as follows: Out today – HUGE, definitive, double meta-analysis of growth… Read More Double meta-analysis on Growth Mindset: how big are the effects really?

A preregistered test of Growth mindset produces a .03 improvement in GPA (and sets a gold standard)

I have had a couple of people tweeting this study today and I can understand why: This study is a preregistered test which means that the researchers give their plans free beforehand so they can’t alter anything afterwards. The study has a huge sample (12,542), There was a field setting (65 U.S. public schools), They… Read More A preregistered test of Growth mindset produces a .03 improvement in GPA (and sets a gold standard)

A very interesting rant on a study on the brain and grit & growth mindset

I like the work of Stuart Ritchie very much. This little twitter rant he shared with the world yesterday is actually very enlightening for anyone reading research: Help me out here. Here is an n=20 fMRI study of 'Grit' & 'Growth Mindset' (from last year; just saw it last night). https://t.co/1VOPXtllfq — Stuart Ritchie (@StuartJRitchie) April… Read More A very interesting rant on a study on the brain and grit & growth mindset

Oh, oh mindset? Association between academic achievement/mindset might be weaker than previously thought

I found this new study published in Personality and Individual Differences via Tommy Opgenhaffen and to my opinion it’s not a nail in the coffin of mindset-theory imho, but it does warrant for some precaution. What does the new research say in short: They measured the mindset of 5653 university applicants taking a scholastic aptitude test. Growth… Read More Oh, oh mindset? Association between academic achievement/mindset might be weaker than previously thought

Interesting read: A Mindset “Revolution” Sweeping Britain’s Classrooms May Be Based On Shaky Science

Growth and fixed mindset are all the rage, but this article by Tom Chivers shows something else: the research behind it contains worrying errors. An excerpt from the article: But the striking effects in Dweck’s findings have surprised psychologists. Timothy Bates, a professor of psychology at the University of Edinburgh, told BuzzFeed News that the… Read More Interesting read: A Mindset “Revolution” Sweeping Britain’s Classrooms May Be Based On Shaky Science

Study shows link between overconfidence and mindset

You read mindset and you guessed Dweck? Yep, you’re right. There is a new study published by Joyce Ehrlinger, Ainsley Mitchum and Carol Dweck in  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology with an interesting focus on ‘overconfidence’ in relation to growth & fixed minset (naturally). In short:   Those who view intelligence as fixed account for most of the “overconfidence effect.”… Read More Study shows link between overconfidence and mindset