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A question of belonging: race, social fit, and achievement.
Stigmatization can give rise to belonging uncertainty. In this state, people are sensitive to information diagnostic of the quality of their social connections. Two experiments tested how belongingExpand
The Psychology of Self‐defense: Self‐Affirmation Theory
In major league baseball, a hitter could have a long and productive career by maintaining a .300 average, that is, by getting a base hit 30% of the time. A great deal of money could be earned andExpand
A Brief Social-Belonging Intervention Improves Academic and Health Outcomes of Minority Students
Reducing feelings of social exclusion yields lasting improvements in academic performance and health in college students. A brief intervention aimed at buttressing college freshmen’s sense of socialExpand
Party over policy: The dominating impact of group influence on political beliefs.
  • Geoffrey L. Cohen
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 November 2003
Four studies demonstrated both the power of group influence in persuasion and people's blindness to it. Even under conditions of effortful processing, attitudes toward a social policy depended almostExpand
Reducing the Racial Achievement Gap: A Social-Psychological Intervention
Two randomized field experiments tested a social-psychological intervention designed to improve minority student performance and increase our understanding of how psychological threat mediatesExpand
The psychology of change: self-affirmation and social psychological intervention.
People have a basic need to maintain the integrity of the self, a global sense of personal adequacy. Events that threaten self-integrity arouse stress and self-protective defenses that can hamperExpand
Recursive Processes in Self-Affirmation: Intervening to Close the Minority Achievement Gap
A 2-year follow-up of a randomized field experiment previously reported in Science is presented. A subtle intervention to lessen minority students' psychological threat related to being negativelyExpand
Deflecting the trajectory and changing the narrative: how self-affirmation affects academic performance and motivation under identity threat.
To the extent that stereotype and identity threat undermine academic performance, social psychological interventions that lessen threat could buffer threatened students and improve performance. TwoExpand
When Beliefs Yield to Evidence: Reducing Biased Evaluation by Affirming the Self
People often cling to beliefs even in the face of disconfirming evidence and interpret ambiguous information in a manner that bolsters strongly held attitudes. The authors tested a motivationalExpand
Academic Tenacity: Mindsets and Skills that Promote Long-Term Learning.
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