In a recent article called "Why Attitude is more important than IQ" Travis Bradberry described some recent research conducted by psychologist Carol Dweck that shows that your attitude is a better predictor of success than IQ. She suggested that people's core attitudes fall into two categories: a fixed mindset or a growth mindset.
People with a fixed mindset accept that they are who they are and cannot change. They do not consider that there are alternative solutions to problems and when challenged become overwhelmed and feel hopeless. Thos is also often referred to as the VICTIM mentality where the glass is half empty.
On the flip side are those people with a growth mindset who are open to new ideas, see a challenge as an opportunity to learn something new and don;t give up at the first roadblock that comes along. These people are considered VICTORS who see the glass as half full.
For students to be successful they need to develop this growth mindset to help them meet the ever increasing challenges they will be confronted with as the progress through their academic career. Academic Edge can help students develop this growth mindset through its range of academic success programs and materials.
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