Possible explanation why growth mindset interventions sometimes work and sometimes don’t work

It’s an often mentioned chapter in our second Urban Myths book: growth mindset. Many people are surprised to read that the impact of these interventions is often very limited, to say the least. A new study by Yeager and many others, amongst who Carol Dweck, have now studied a possible explanation why mindset interventions sometimes… Read More Possible explanation why growth mindset interventions sometimes work and sometimes don’t work

Another growth mindset study with not so good news: does growth-mindset intervention at scale work?

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and I picked this study as it’s a nice addition to our book: Students with growth mindsets believe their abilities are malleable through hard work, which in turn, will positively influence their school performance. A recent study by Ganimianevaluated the effects of a “growth-mindset” intervention at scale… Read More Another growth mindset study with not so good news: does growth-mindset intervention at scale work?

Growth Mindset and #PISA2018, a concept with some recent issues (an overview)

While the main focus of the media coverage on PISA 2018 will be on the rankings, two other volumes are also released today with a special spotlight on… the growth mindset by Carol Dweck. But while 15-year olds around the globe were filling in the OECD-questionnaires, 2018 turned out to be not such a great… Read More Growth Mindset and #PISA2018, a concept with some recent issues (an overview)

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