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

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