Speaker Series


Mindset: The Psychology of Success

Date: October 16, 2014
Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
Cost: Free and open to the community
Location: FOX Theatre, Downtown Redwood City, 2215 Broadway Street, Redwood CIty, CA 94063

Event at capacity

Carol Dweck | Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck, a renowned Psychology professor at Stanford University and one of the world's leading researchers in the fields of motivation and achievement, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea–the power of mindset. In this talk, Dweck will focus on why people succeed and how to foster success. She’ll explain why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success, but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She will show that praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. And, with the right mindset, you can motivate anyone – employees, students, peers, children, and even yourself – to reach personal, educational, and professional goals.

Carol Dweck is especially known for her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Her work has been featured in media outlets such as The New Yorker, Time, NPR's Tech Nation, the Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, Today, and 20/20. She has held professorships at Columbia and Harvard Universities, has lectured all over the world, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dweck received her Ph.D. in Social and Developmental Psychology from Yale University and she currently teaches courses on Personality, Social Development, and Motivation at Stanford University.

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This event is associated with a multi-year speaker series that is part of a continuing relationship with Redwood City and Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education.