Tagged with mindset

Who’s the Genius Around Here?

Who’s the Genius Around Here?

What does it take to be a creative physicist? A successful philosopher? A psychologist? Does it take a special ability, an aptitude that can’t be taught? Or do you believe many people could accomplish those things, given time and effort? Does it matter? A recent study reported in Science suggests it might. Researchers Leslie, Cimpian, … Continue reading

I Think I Can, I Think I Can….Be Creative

I Think I Can, I Think I Can….Be Creative

One of the most powerful ideas in psychology today is the idea of mindset. Carol Dweck, in particular, has studied the ways in which our beliefs about our capacity affect what we do. If we have a fixed mindset—about any number of human attributes–we believe our capabilities are etched in stone. If we are smart, … Continue reading