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

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.

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

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.

Mindset Scholars Network launches initiative to understand how learning environments impact students’ motivation and engagement

The Mindset Scholars Network distributes more than $500,000 across eight interdisciplinary projects exploring ways that schools and classrooms can cultivate learning mindsets.