Archives for May 2014

Some media coverage in the NYT

See: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/magazine/who-gets-to-graduate.html?ref=magazine

Also see: http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/19/behind-the-cover-story-paul-tough-on-keeping-college-kids-in-college/?_php=true&_type=blogs&ref=magazine&_r=0

Announcing new college transition consortium

Greg Walton, Mary Murphy and I, along with Omid Fotuhi, Dave Paunesku, Lauren Aguilar, and Shannon Brady, have begun to create a novel organization to customize, test, and eventually disseminate psychological intervention strategies that have increasingly been found to have beneficial effects for disadvantaged students. Read more about it at the PERTS website.

New paper in press at JPSP

Yeager, D.S., Johnson, R.*, Spitzer, B.*, Trzesniewski, K., Powers, J.*, & Dweck, C.S. (in press). The far-reaching effects of believing people can change: Implicit theories of personality shape stress, health, and achievement during adolescence.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Online supplement.

Paper on “wise” critical feedback in JEP:General

Paper with Geoff Cohen, Valerie Purdie-Vaughns, and others now published in JEP: General.

News coverage in the Wall Street Journal

See here for the story.  Also see a great video featuring Greg Walton.

Yeager named William T. Grant Foundation scholar and 2014-2015 Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

See here for a link to the UT press release regarding the William T. Grant Foundation scholars program.

News coverage at Time.com

See the link here

UT “Life and letters” story

Our research on methods to reduce achievement gaps in the face of high academic standards was one topic in this article in Life and Letters.

Yeager chairs meeting at the White House

David Yeager co-hosts and chairs convening on “Academic Mindsets” at the White House with the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Department of Education.  Read the white paper oulinining an R&D agenda and the white paper on improvement networks to promote mindsets. See the press release.