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PCA National Advisory Board Member Carol Dweck is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. She graduated from Barnard College in 1967 and earned a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1972. She taught at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the University of Illinois before joining the Stanford faculty in 2004.

In this video, Dweck talks about what it means for a coach to have a growth mindset when interacting with their players. In sports, Dweck believes that a growth mindset is the idea that through hard work and teamwork, athletes can thrive and it becomes more about what is best for the team rather than who is more or less talented. Great teams are rooted in chemistry and trust, which creates a supportive team atmosphere."