Current Research

We study mindsets across contexts, attributes, and experiences. We use a wide variety of research designs, ranging from interventions to basic experimental methods to longitudinal surveys. Some example current projects are below.


Teen Study

We teamed up with the Teen Health lab to test interventions designed to help youth. Funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, we recruited youth ages 14-16 to participate in Healthy Minds, a growth mindset intervention to help improve mental health.


Psychologists are uniquely positioned to help with our collective obligation to advance scientific knowledge in ways that can help individuals reach optimal functioning. In this ongoing line of work, we examine how to harness growth mindsets to promote psychological flourishing. We are working on an overall theoretical model as well as an agenda for future research that can move the field towards more translational intervention work.

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PArenting Mindsets

We are starting to explore how beliefs about the nature of parenting abilities predict joy and engagement as well as coping.