Professor Carol Dweck


Research Summary

Professor Dweck’s work bridges developmental psychology, social psychology, and personality psychology, and examines the self-conceptions people use to structure the self and guide their behavior. Her research looks at the origins of these self-conceptions, their role in motivation and self-regulation, and their impact on achievement and interpersonal processes.

Select Publications

Cimpian, A., Arce, H., Markman, E.M., & Dweck, C.S. (2007). Subtle linguistic cues impact children’s motivation. Psychological Science, 18, 314-317. pdf

Dweck, Carol S. (2007) Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Ballantine Books.

Dweck, Carol S. (1999) Self-theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development. Psychology Press.