Two brief interventions to mitigate a “chilly climate” transform women’s experience, relationships, and achievement in engineering.

  title={Two brief interventions to mitigate a “chilly climate” transform women’s experience, relationships, and achievement in engineering.},
  author={Gregory M. Walton and Christine Logel and Jennifer M. Peach and Steven John Spencer and Mark P. Zanna},
  journal={Journal of Educational Psychology},
In a randomized-controlled trial, we tested 2 brief interventions designed to mitigate the effects of a “chilly climate” women may experience in engineering, especially in male-dominated fields. Participants were students entering a selective university engineering program. The social-belonging intervention aimed to protect students’ sense of belonging in engineering by providing a nonthreatening narrative with which to interpret instances of adversity. The affirmation-training intervention… 

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