Carol Dweck has won a juicy prize for work on ‘growth mindset’ – the notion that belief that your intelligence is a fixed trait cripples you, while a ‘growth mindset’ allows progress.
Her studies do not replicate, of course, because this idea is false. It’s obvious bullshit. As it turns out, ants can’t move rubber tree plants.
What do ‘grit’, ‘growth mindset’, ‘power posing’, ‘priming’, and ‘stereotype threat’ have in common? As far as I can tell, the more obvious the bullshit, the better the Fools at the Top like it.