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The Neuroscience of a Growth Mindset

Our mindsets shape and color our expectations, attitudes, motivations and intentions, and they influence how we think, feel and behave in any given situation. When we speak of a “growth mindset” we are talking about our beliefs about “intelligence”.

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The Neuroscience of a Growth Mindset
The Neuroscience of a Growth Mindset

Time & Location

Dec 12, 2023, 11:30 AM CST – Dec 13, 2023, 1:00 PM CST

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There is a $10 registration fee, Scholarships are available.  Contact Erika Kirchhoff at 712-256-9920 or email ekirchhoff@thrivingfamiliesalliance.org

Workshop Description

December 12, 2023, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM The Neuroscience of a Growth Mindset with Karen Williams, M.S.S.W.

Our mindsets shape and color our expectations, attitudes, motivations and intentions, and they influence how we think, feel and behave in any given situation. When we speak of a “growth mindset” we are talking about our beliefs about “intelligence”. This is the contribution of Dr. Carol Dweck and her research on what she calls “a fixed mindset” and “a growth mindset”. Her research has demonstrated that how we think about intelligence influences not only our opinions, but also how intelligent and successful we become in life. Which mindset we possess also affects how we perceive others’ intelligence, and how much effort we will make on their behalves – including our children, mates, peers, students, colleagues, and clients/patients. This session describes the neuroscience that supports Dr. Dweck’s findings, and ways we can cultivate a growth mindset in ourselves and others.

Learning Objectives

At completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Name at least one difference between a "fixed" and "growth" mindset
  2. Name at least one neuroscientific finding that supports the benefits of a "growth mindset”
  3. Name at least one way we can increase a "growth mindset" in ourselves and other

About the Speaker

Karen Williams, M.S.S.W, is an independent consultant and trainer specializing in explaining the latest neuroscience in ways that are easy to understand and apply to real life.  She has over 30 years of experience in youth development, applying the latest neuroscience to the fields of mental health, education, juvenile justice, child protective services, substance abuse prevention, and highway traffic safety.  She was an administrator for the State of Texas in the 1990s, and has since been a consultant and trainer, working with institutions and organizations across the nation.

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