Fixed mindsets — potentially triggered by suboptimal education curricula — lead to difficulties finding the simple solution to statistical problems, a new study indicates. Ignoring simple solutions to statistical problems, making them hard to solve, can have serious consequences when applied to professional settings like court cases. We are faced with probabilities and statistics on… Read more

People carry a heavier burden from rejection when they view it as revealing something about “who they really are” as a person, new research from Stanford University shows. The study examines the link between rejection and a person’s sense of self. Carol Dweck, a professor of psychology, co-authored the paper along with psychology doctoral student… Read more