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Thursday, 5 November 2020 - Friday, 13 November 2020

Developing a Growth Mindset: How Our Thoughts Help Us to Succeed


Thursday, 5 November 2020, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. &
Friday, 13 November 2020, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.



Target group

Female PhD students and postdocs; max. 12 participants


WiNS Adlershof programme (Women in Natural Sciences)





Dr. Sabine Blackmore

Registration deadline

22 October 2020
Register with Dr. Petra Metz:

Further information


Our self-communication and mindset are among the most important factors for success. Beliefs like ‘I can’t write this thesis, I’m not good enough’ or ‘I will never reach a professorship, I’m simply not smart/confident enough’ block the energy necessary for believing in ourselves and often point to a fixed mindset, which prevents us from accepting and even looking forward to challenges and growth. A fixed mindset might (re)confirm our beliefs about ourselves; a growth mindset, however, might challenge our beliefs and thus gives us the opportunity to let go of unhelpful und unproductive ideas of who we are, how well we work and of what we think we can achieve. This workshop builds on the ideas and techniques of positive psychology and deepens your knowledge and competencies for regulating and coaching your emotions and beliefs about yourself as well as your research work.

Aspects of the workshop:

  • What is a ‘mindset’?
  • Fixed vs. growth mindset
  • The power of mindset in challenging times
  • Open yourself to growth

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