Mentality vs. Mindset

By Jaxson

  • Mindset

    In decision theory and general systems theory, a mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, or notations held by one or more people or groups of people. A mindset can also be seen as arising out of a person’s world view or philosophy of life.A mindset may be so firmly established that it creates a powerful incentive within these people or groups to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviors, choices, or tools. The latter phenomenon is also sometimes described as mental inertia, “groupthink”, and it is often difficult to counteract its effects upon analysis and decision making processes.

    In cognitive psychology, a mindset represents the cognitive processes activated in response to a given task (French, 2016).

  • Mentality (noun)

    A mindset; a way of thinking; a set of beliefs.

    “Before he can succeed, he will have to shed the mentality that he can get by without hard work.”

  • Mentality (noun)

    The characteristics of a mind described as a system of distinctive structures and processes based in biology, language, or culture, etc.; a mental system.

  • Mindset (noun)

    A way of thinking; an attitude or opinion, especially a habitual one.

    “Earth Day is a way of propagating and celebrating the environmentalist mindset.”


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