The Friends of the Menlo Park Library present a special evening with Stanford Psychology Professor and author Dr. Carol S. Dweck, PhD, whose work has demonstrated the role of mindsets in student motivation and has shown how praise for intelligence can undermine motivation and learning. The event takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7:00 pm in the Hillview School Performing Arts Center in Menlo Park. Organizers ask that those planning on attending, register online.
Dweck has previously held professorships at Columbia and Harvard Universities, has lectured to education, business, and sports groups all over the world, and has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. In 2011 she won the Distinguished Scientific Contribution award from the American Psychological Association. Her work has been prominently featured in the news and her bestselling book Mindset (published by Random House) has been widely acclaimed and translated into 20 languages.