ERIC Number: EJ1006805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Addressing Achievement Gaps with Psychological Interventions
Yeager, David; Walton, Gregory; Cohen, Geoffrey L.
Phi Delta Kappan, v94 n5 p62-65 Feb 2013
Student psychology--how the classroom looks and feels from the perspective of the student--can powerfully affect motivation and learning, and experiments are increasingly showing that even brief interventions to change psychology can boost achievement over months or years. When paired with other structural reforms, social-psychological interventions may help solve educational problems, including underperformance and achievement gaps.
Descriptors: Student Needs, Psychological Needs, Psychology, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Teacher Researchers, Student Motivation, Learner Engagement, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Response, Perspective Taking, Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Stress Management, Intervention, Attitude Change, Self Concept, Positive Reinforcement
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