Topic: Belonging

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.

Exercises to reduce identity threat improve MOOC completion rates in less-developed countries

Jess Hennessey

A recent study led by Geoff Cohen found that brief online exercises delivered to students taking MOOCs improved persistence among individuals from less-developed countries and eliminated global gaps in course completion rates.