Carol Dweck wins 2018 SAGE-CASBS Award

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford and SAGE Publishing have honored psychology Professor CAROL DWECK with the 2018 SAGE-CASBS Award.

Carol Dweck
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According to the CASBS website, the award recognizes outstanding achievement in the behavioral and social sciences that advance our understanding of pressing social issues. The award underscores the role of the social and behavioral sciences in enriching and enhancing public policy and good governance.

Dweck, who is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology,  joined Stanford in 2004. Her work bridges developmental psychology, social psychology, and personality psychology with a focus on the growth mindset, the belief that intellectual abilities are not fixed attributes and can be developed by the proper motivations and interpersonal processes.

“Thanks to Carol Dweck’s foundational and continuing research, mindset science will remain a growing field that exerts a profound impact on people’s lives – including empowerment to overcome achievement inequalities,” said CASBS director MARGARET LEVI. “Extensions of her research program into additional domains is already generating new ways of thinking and problem solving that will influence research for some time to come. The finding that a growth mindset is disposed to reaching across disciplinary boundaries aligns fully with our core vision and mission. Carol’s work is embedded in the Center’s DNA.”

Dweck will deliver an award lecture on March 14, 2019, at CASBS. Event details will be available early next year.

Read the full article about the award on the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences website.