Topic: David Yeager

Method Helps Teens Cope with Stress and Get Better Grades

June 20, 2016
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Teaching teens that personality traits can change helps mitigate stress from social challenges and improve academic performance, according to a new study.

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Preparing Students for College Challenges Reduces Inequality

May 31, 2016
UT Austin

Knowing that challenges in college are normal and temporary helps minority and first-generation college students succeed at a higher rate, according to a UT Austin study.

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Depression Lowers When Teens Learn They Can Change, Study Shows

Sept. 23, 2014

A low-cost, one-time intervention that educates teens about the changeable nature of personality traits may prevent depressive symptoms often seen during the transition to high school, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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African-American Students May Improve Grades if Teachers Convey High Standards, Study Shows

Sept. 5, 2013

African-American students who need to improve their academic performance may do better in school and feel less stereotyped as underachievers if teachers convey high standards and their belief that students can meet them, according to new psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Teaching Teens That Bullies Can Change Reduces Aggression in School, Study Shows

Feb. 14, 2013

Teenagers who believe people can't change react more aggressively to peer conflicts than those who think people can change. And teaching them that people have the potential to change can reduce these aggressive reactions, according to a new psychology study from The University of Texas at Austin.

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