Fixed Mindset or Growth Mindset — Which do you tend toward? And is it possible to change a Fixed Mindset to a Growth Mindset? Stanford University Professor Carol Dweck outlines these two types of mindsets and the impact on personal development and success in her book, Mindset, The New Psychology of Success.
A recent comment asked about the impact of mindset with individual health… it is huge! And that got me thinking that this post should address that topic.
And as synchronicity would have it, I ended up discovering an article yesterday in Wired Magazine about impact of placebo on drug research. (See Articles link under Pages on this blogs home page to access the article.) Let’s explore placebo, mindset and impact in your life. Continue reading
The health care debate has been and will continue to be an ongoing debate with passion fueling the opposing sides. The passion comes from belief or mindset.
A recent news article stated, “People get deeply attached to their beliefs,” says Steve Hoffman, a visiting professor of sociology at the University of Buffalo. “We form emotional attachments that get wrapped up in our personal identity and sense of morality, irrespective of the facts of the matter.”
The article goes on to say that even when a logical explanation is presented, an individual with an opposing belief will discount the logic completely in order to maintain the ‘truth’ of their belief. Continue reading