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:


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.