The growth v. fixed mindset has contributed to solving unanswered question about whether certain individuals are prosperous in life or not. Carol Dweck, a psychologist at Stanford University developed a growth v. fixed mindset theory. Dweck answered many of the unanswered questions about the psychology of why people are successful. With her contribution to psychology, she had change the way others think about success. In her study, Dweck theorized, “...that parents' well-intentioned praise contributes to the formation of unproductive fixed-mindset thoughts” (Dweck, p.3). Dweck had related this to employers who came to her stating young people can’t go through a day without a reward or praise. They had refer to these groups of people with the fixed mindset. An unanswered question about the article was which mindset was most likely to jump grades. Apparently, a growth mindset is mostly likely to jump from a low grade to a high grade. “D students often jump an entire letter grade or more after a growth-mindset intervention just by re engaging with their work.”
The growth and fixed mindset are what both contributed to success or failure within an individual. With recent discovery, we’ve learned that these mindset begin to unfold at a young age. It greatly determines with how we cope with success and failure. Dweck concluded in her analysis that this is impacts our outlook and how we deem our personality today. She believed that if your “...qualities are carved in stone -- the fixed mindset-- creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over”(Dweck, p. 4). I believe that fixed-mindset can occur when you fail multiple times and you feel like you just can’t do it.There are many unanswered questions about growth and fixed mindset, and also a ton of things about how we can all relate to fixed mindset at some point. An unanswered question is that if a growth mindset can manifest into fixed mindset. Ultimately, this matters because whether the numbers of students that have fixed mindset, they can always transform into a growth mindset.
The queen bee represent a fixed mindset because of it superiority over other bees. While the growth mindset are symbolized by worker bees. Worker bees work diligently to collect honey just like a growth mindset. The beehive represents the origin of the childhood where they developed these mindset. The catacombs of which the bee’s inhabit are like the brain developing and growing. Differences between these two mindset are that the queen bee is fed royal jelly for the rest of her life. While worker bee are only fed royal jelly for the first two days of their life. We compare this to a fixed mindset. Where a queen bee is given royal jelly, while a fixed mindset is being told by other people they are smart. In a growth mindset, they have to work towards being classified as intellectual individual. Like a worker bee, a growth mindset person work to reach their goal. The stars and green glitter represent the achievements of a growth mindset and the question mark represent the unanswered questions icon.