Your passion isn’t waiting to be ‘found’. You need to develop it, The Business Times, 3 August 2019

Yale-NUS Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Psychology) Paul O’Keefe wrote an opinion piece in The Business Times about how taking a ‘growth’ view can help people open up to possible new interests. This is from his recent research at Yale-NUS College and NUS Business School, in collaboration with colleagues at Stanford University, where researchers examined how the implied beliefs behind the phrase “find your passion” could actually narrow people’s scope of interests and make it less likely they will pursue new ones. Their findings suggested that further research is needed to understand how growth mindsets of interest can be promoted to deliver a positive influence on people’s careers and personal fulfilment.

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