The Pursuit of Wisdom Public Lecture Series - Mindset and Success: the Psychology of a Flourishing Life

September, 2019

Dear All,

To celebrate the 55th anniversary of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University launches “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series which assembles the wisdom, strength and distinction from across different disciplines and disseminates these in the community.

You are cordially invited to the Lecture entitled “Mindset and Success: the Psychology of a Flourishing Life” by Professor Chiu Chi-yue, Dean of Social Science and Choh-Ming Li Professor of Psychology of CUHK.

The Lecture will be held on Monday, 23 September 2019 at 5:00pm and conducted in Cantonese. Please click here for details and online registration for free admission. Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact us at 3943 8677 or email to

Best Regards,

MSSc in Global Political Economy



People flourish when they can experience inner joy and happiness through being connected with life passions and meeting valued goals. We all craze having a flourishing life, but what is the secret formula for it? Research shows that growth mindset is a major component of this formula.

Growth mindset refers to the belief that one’s talents can be developed with effort, learning and dedication. In this lecture, Professor Chiu will illustrate with scientific evidence how cherishing this belief confers hope in the face of frustrating obstacles and supports perseverance despite disheartening failures, and thus enables people to relish in accomplishments through traversing the peaks and valleys of life. Professor Chiu will also recommend practices that can be performed to help the self and one’s families build a flourishing life in trying times.