April 09, 2020

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Please note: This event is for invited researchers only.

Stunted by Growth Mindset: Incremental Theory Predicts Costly Persistence

Talk description:
This incubator presentation calls attention to the drawbacks of growth mindset. Using data collected from a field study and an online experiment, we explore whether and why people with a growth mindset are more likely to stay the (suboptimal) course when facing obstacles.

Constantinos Coutifaris is a doctoral candidate at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He predominantly studies how individuals influence culture from the bottom up—and how leaders and managers can support those efforts.

Prior to starting his PhD, Constantinos spent eight years in the financial services industry. He received his BA from Haverford College with honors and MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was named Palmer Scholar and the 2011 McGowan Fellow.

Research is the heart of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS), and we want to make sure that we support each other in developing high quality research. To that end, we created the Adderley Positive Research Incubator for sharing and encouraging POS-related research ideas that are at various stages of development.

Learn more about the Adderley Positive Research Incubator here and direct questions about individual sessions to Amy Young at baldwin@umich.edu.