November 19, 2017

The Problem with Bright Girls

smart girlsBy Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Chances are good that if you are a successful professional today, you were a pretty bright fifth grade girl. My graduate advisor, psychologist Carol Dweck (author of Mindset) conducted a series of studies in the 1980s, looking at how bright girls and boys in the fifth grade handled new, difficult and confusing material. Read more

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