Here is the full transcript of Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck’s fireside talk on The Growth Mindset @ Talks at Google conference. This event took place on July 16, 2015.
Moderator: James Morehead
JAMES MOREHEAD: Really excited to have such a full room. And I know we have a lot of people on the livestream and a lot more people still who can’t make either and looking forward to seeing this up on YouTube which will be the case in the next few days.
I’m really excited to introduce Professor Carol Dweck from Stanford University. She’s the Lewis and Virginia Eaton professor of psychology. She is best known for her work on mindsets that people use to guide their behavior. She earned a BA in psychology from Columbia University and then a PhD in psychology from Yale. She’s the author of a bestselling book, “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”. And despite traffic, a bunch of books arrived at the back of the room, which you can purchase afterwards I certainly encourage you to do so. There’s my well-thumbed copy.
It’s sold over a million copies, so there are many of your friends out there who have enjoyed this work. She’s a frequent speaker, has spoken on the TED stage multiple times, at the United Nations, the White House, among other prestigious organizations. Her work has won so many awards that if I named them all that would be the entire talk. So I’m not going to do that.
And now that I’ve incredibly boosted her ego, I’d like to bring up Professor Dweck.
All right, before we get into mindsets, I want you to share what we’ve learned from what is now the widely-discredited theory of self-esteem and the self-esteem movement.