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Layous et al., 2016: Affirming values before completing a challenging math exam improved academic performance among students who felt they did not belong at college over one semester

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Layous, K., Davis, E. M., Garcia, J., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Cook, J. E., & Cohen, G. L. (2017). Feeling left out, but affirmed: Protecting against the negative effects of low belonging in college. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 69, 227-231.
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Mostly first- and second-year college students completed a values-affirmation or control exercise immediately before taking a challenging math test described as predictive of future success. Among those who felt they did not belong in college, the values-affirmation reversed a downward slope in GPA through the subsequent semester.

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Walton & Wilson, 2018