We’ve recently been discussing how Ego Depletion has failed a big replication study. Carol Dweck previously (around 2011) expressed skepticism of Ego Depletion and gave an alternate story, about willpower’s depletability being a self-fulfilling prophesy. Ie, that willpower is depletable only if you think it is. That story fit my own biases but Slate Star Codex convinced me, in a series of eye-opening posts, to look at all Dweck’s results more critically:
- No Clarity Around Growth Mindset… Yet
- I Will Never Have The Ability To Clearly Explain My Beliefs About Growth Mindset
- Growth Mindset 3: A Pox On Growth Your Houses
- Growth Mindset 4: Growth Of Office
This post is mostly here so I have a single link for “Slate Star Codex’s take on (or take-down of) Carol Dweck”.