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Miu & Yeager, 2015: Emphasizing how people can change reduced depressive symptoms among high schoolers over nine months

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Miu, A. S., & Yeager, D. S. (2015). Preventing symptoms of depression by teaching adolescents that people can change: Effects of a brief incremental theory of personality intervention at 9-month follow-up. Clinical Psychological Science, 3(5), 726-743.
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High school students who completed a 25-minute in-class paper-and-pencil or online reading-and-writing exercise at the beginning of the school year that emphasized how people can change and, thus, that bullies need not always be bullies and victims need not always be victims (Yeager, Johnson, et al., 2014) showed a 40% reduction in clinically significant depressive symptoms at 9 months later, primarily by preventing an otherwise normative increase in depression over the school year.

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Walton & Wilson, 2018