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Broda et al., 2018: Learning about the malleability of intelligence increased first-year GPAs among freshmen Latino students

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Broda, M., Yun, J., Schneider, B., Yeager, D. S., Walton, G. M., & Diemer, M. (2018). Reducing inequality in academic success for incoming college students: A randomized trial of growth mindset and belonging interventions. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 1-22.
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Summary:

Extending Yeager, Walton et al. (2016 Experiment 2), a randomized growth-mindset intervention was delivered to 7,686 incoming college students through an online module in the summer before entering Michigan State University (92% of the incoming class). Analyses excluded international students. Latino/a students who received the growth-mindset intervention earned higher first-year GPAs than Latino/a students in the control condition (3.05 vs. 2.69), reducing the achievement gap with White students by 72%. The gains were greatest for Latino/a students with lower high school GPAs and test scores. The design also included a social-belonging treatment, modeled on Yeager, Walton et al. (2016 Experiment 2). There was no significant effect of the social-belonging intervention for Latino/a students, no effect of either treatment for African American or White students, and no effect of either treatment on credits attempted or completed or full-time enrollment for any group.

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

Selves (My Own and Others')

Psychological Question Addressed

Is intelligence fixed or can it grow

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Need

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What About it?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Is intelligence fixed or can it grow

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