What is a mindset and how does it work? This seminar will explore existing and ongoing research, ranging from research on mindsets about talent and personality to mindsets about disease, stress and aging. We will focus on key questions related to the advancement of mindset science and intervention, including: how is ¿mindset¿ defined and how is it distinct from related constructs? What are the mechanisms through which mindsets exert effects on physiology and behavior? How do mindsets speak to the issues of the interplay of nature and nurture, body and mind, cognitions and emotion? How do mindsets function at the group, organization or cultural level? How are mindsets effectively changed? What are the limits of mindsets? This seminar is offered to graduate students and others with the instructors¿ permission.