Mind-Set Interventions Are a Scalable Treatment for Academic Underachievement

  title={Mind-Set Interventions Are a Scalable Treatment for Academic Underachievement},
  author={David Paunesku and Gregory M. Walton and Carissa A. Romero and Eric N. Smith and David Scott Yeager and Carol S. Dweck},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={784 - 793}
The efficacy of academic-mind-set interventions has been demonstrated by small-scale, proof-of-concept interventions, generally delivered in person in one school at a time. Whether this approach could be a practical way to raise school achievement on a large scale remains unknown. We therefore delivered brief growth-mind-set and sense-of-purpose interventions through online modules to 1,594 students in 13 geographically diverse high schools. Both interventions were intended to help students… 
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