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New Study Finds A New Twist On Growth Mindset – Overconfident People Don’t Have It

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There has been no shortage on how and why it’s important to develop a growth mindset (see The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”).

A new study, though, has found a new twist — that being overconfident can be a sign of having a fixed mindset.

Eureka Report has published a summary of the research in a piece headlined Overconfidence linked to one’s view of intelligence: Those who think intelligence is fixed have confidence exceeding their ability.

Here’s an excerpt:

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It’s a pretty interesting report, though I’m not sure it adds much to ideas on how we help our students develop it. But more evidence about what why having a growth mindset is important can never hurt.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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