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Dr. Jeni L. Burnette

Jeni L. Burnette is a Professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina and completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research applies social psychological theories and methodological approaches to help individuals and organizations to flourish. Her work primarily focuses on mindsets, or beliefs about the malleable vs. fixed nature of attributes, abilities, people, and emotions. Her current work and interests focus on how to best implement growth mindset interventions. Her research is published in a range of journals including Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social PsychologyEntrepreneurship Theory and PracticeJournal of Leadership Studies, and Policy Insights from Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Her work has been funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Kauffman Foundation,  National Science Foundation,  John Templeton Foundation, and Marchionne Foundation. Her work is also featured in national media outlets such as the New York Times and the Huffington Post.