Growth Mindset in STEM

Bar chart showing gaps between White/Asian students and Black/Latino/Native American students in STEM classes if their professors have a fixed mindset compared to if they have a growth mindset, with the gap being .19 GPA for faculty with fixed mindsets vs. .10 for faculty with growth mindsets.

Summarized by Jaschik, S., in Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 18, 2019, based on research by Canning, E. A., Muenks, K., Green, D. J., & Murphy, M. C. (2019). STEM faculty who believe ability is fixed have larger racial achievement gaps and inspire less student motivation in their classes. Science Advances, 5.

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