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Harackiewicz et al., 2012: Explaining why math and science are useful to parents increased enrollement in such courses among students in last 2 years of high school

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Harackiewicz, J. M., Rozek, C. S., Hulleman, C. S., & Hyde, J. S. (2012). Helping parents to motivate adolescents in mathematics and science: An experimental test of a utility-value intervention. Psychological Science, 23(8), 899-906.
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Summary:

Mailing brochures to parents and creating a website highlighting the usefulness of math and science courses and how to talk with adolescents about this increased students’ enrollment in math and science courses in the last two years of high school. In a long-term follow-up, the treatment raised math and science scores on a college preparatory exam (the ACT) by 12 percentile points (Rosek et al., 2017).

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What is the Person Trying to Understand?

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How can I appropriately influence my teenager?

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What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

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Approach to Desired Meaning

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Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

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Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

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Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

How can I appropriately influence my teenager?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018