Student Experience Research Network Blog

Mindsets and the learning environment: Examining how learning mindsets influence higher ed outcomes

Jess Hennessey

Chris Hulleman and Stephanie Wormington discuss their project examining how learning mindsets influence college outcomes across the state of Tennessee.

Mindsets and the learning environment: Exploring the links between socioeconomic contexts and mindsets

Jess Hennessey

Mesmin Destin discusses his research team’s project to explore trends in mindsets about intelligence among 9th graders in U.S. public high schools and to examine the relationship between students’ socioeconomic status, learning mindsets and academic outcomes.

Student Experience Research Network is hiring a Research Director

Lisa Quay

The Student Experience Research Network is seeking a Research Director, who will have responsibility for overseeing investments to advance the Network’s research and scientific leadership agenda.

Mindset science yields tips for programs aiming to change adolescent behavior

Jess Hennessey

In a recent issue of The Future of Children, David Yeager discusses how to design programs that respond to the unique developmental strengths of adolescents and improve educational and life outcomes.

The long-term effects of the racial “trust gap” in middle school

Jess Hennessey

A recent study by Mindset Scholars David Yeager, Geoff Cohen, and colleagues shows that when students lose trust in their school during adolescence their engagement and likelihood of enrolling in college decline.

New video on how schools can create environments that support learning mindsets

Jess Hennessey

Our new animated video explains how schools and educators can use strategies grounded in mindset science to improve student experiences and learning.

Supporting students’ sense of belonging

Gregory Walton

Greg Walton discusses his research on interventions that give students a different narrative for understanding challenges in school.