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Mediafeed Logo By Michael Dinich of Mediafeed | Slide 1 of 29: In 2006, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., published her top-selling book "Mindset."The breakthrough book with a one-word title detailed how successful people think about their mindset compared to their unsuccessful peers. Dweck’s significant finding boiled down to people possessing one of two mindsets: A Growth Mindset A Fixed Mindset Those who routinely fell into the fixed mindset category believed in innate qualities such as, “You’re born the way you are, you can’t change it,” or in things such as, “Failure is proof of unintelligence.” On the other hand, the more prosperous group of growth mindset thinkers believed in beliefs such as, “Failure is a chance to grow,” and “Talent can be developed.” They believed, and as Dweck proved, you can get smarter. Which leads to this question, “How can you boost your intelligence, and what are ways to make yourself smarter?”We decided to ask people from all backgrounds that very question while conducting our research to help you answer that exact question to boost your intelligence!

Changing your mindset

In 2006, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., published her top-selling book "Mindset."

The breakthrough book with a one-word title detailed how successful people think about their mindset compared to their unsuccessful peers. Dweck’s significant finding boiled down to people possessing one of two mindsets:

  • A Growth Mindset
  • A Fixed Mindset

Those who routinely fell into the fixed mindset category believed in innate qualities such as, “You’re born the way you are, you can’t change it,” or in things such as, “Failure is proof of unintelligence.” 

On the other hand, the more prosperous group of growth mindset thinkers believed in beliefs such as, “Failure is a chance to grow,” and “Talent can be developed.” They believed, and as Dweck proved, you can get smarter

Which leads to this question, “How can you boost your intelligence, and what are ways to make yourself smarter?”

We decided to ask people from all backgrounds that very question while conducting our research to help you answer that exact question to boost your intelligence!

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