Carol Dweck

About the author


Carol Dweck is the Lewis and Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Prior to joining Stanford, she worked at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the University of Illinois.

Dweck’s work combines social psychology, developmental psychology, and personality psychology. Her research analyzes how people think of themselves. Dweck evaluates the role that self-conception plays in motivational behavior and personality traits. 

Dr. Dweck has written and contributed to numerous books on the subject of the human self and mindset. Her goal is to provide better insight into the impacts that self-conception has on interpersonal processes and personal achievements.