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Gregory M. Walton
Stanford University
78Publications
30H-index
4,921Citations
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#1Kyla Haimovitz (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)
#2Carol S. Dweck (Stanford University)H-Index: 80
Last.Gregory M. Walton (Stanford University)H-Index: 30
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#1Felix Chang (Stanford University)
#2Mufan Luo (Stanford University)
Last.Jeremy N. Bailenson (Stanford University)H-Index: 49
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#1David S. Yeager (University of Texas at Austin)H-Index: 24
#2Paul Hanselman (UCI: University of California, Irvine)H-Index: 7
Last.Carol S. Dweck (Stanford University)H-Index: 80
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A global priority for the behavioural sciences is to develop cost-effective, scalable interventions that could improve the academic outcomes of adolescents at a population level, but no such interventions have so far been evaluated in a population-generalizable sample. Here we show that a short (less than one hour), online growth mindset intervention—which teaches that intellectual abilities can be developed—improved grades among lower-achieving students and increased overall enrolment to advanc...
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#1J. Parker Goyer (Stanford University)H-Index: 5
#2Geoffrey L. Cohen (Stanford University)H-Index: 40
Last.Gregory M. Walton (Stanford University)H-Index: 30
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High rates of discipline citations predict adverse life outcomes, a harm disproportionately borne by Black and Latino boys. We hypothesized that these citations arise in part from negative cycles of interaction between students and teachers, which unfold in contexts of social stereotypes. Can targeted interventions to facilitate identity safety—a sense of belonging, inclusion, and growth—for students help? Experiment 1 combined social-belonging, values-affirmation, and growth-mindset interventio...
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#1Gregg Sparkman (Stanford University)H-Index: 2
#2Gregory M. Walton (Stanford University)H-Index: 30
Abstract Recent research has found that dynamic norms—information about collective change in behavior—can promote meaningful personal behavior change, even if that behavior is not currently the norm. Through what psychological processes do dynamic norms operate? We theorized that, when others change, it can lead observers to infer that whatever factors had loomed large as barriers to change do not, in fact, prevent change. If so, dynamic norms may alter diverse salient mechanisms of personal cha...
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#1Gregory M. Walton (Stanford University)H-Index: 30
#2Timothy D. Wilson (UVA: University of Virginia)H-Index: 56
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#1Paul A. O’Keefe (Yale University)H-Index: 7
#2Carol S. Dweck (Stanford University)H-Index: 80
Last.Gregory M. Walton (Stanford University)H-Index: 30
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People are often told to find their passion, as though passions and interests are preformed and must simply be discovered. This idea, however, has hidden motivational implications. Five studies exa...
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#1Michael Broda (VCU: Virginia Commonwealth University)H-Index: 4
#2John T. Yun (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 12
Last.Matthew A. Diemer (UM: University of Michigan)H-Index: 27
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ABSTRACTLight-touch social psychological interventions have gained considerable attention for their potential to improve academic outcomes for underrepresented and/or disadvantaged students in postsecondary education. While findings from previous interventions have demonstrated positive effects for racial and ethnic minority and first-generation students in small samples, few interventions have been implemented at a larger scale with more heterogeneous student populations. To address this resear...
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#1Gregg Sparkman (Stanford University)H-Index: 2
#2Gregory M. Walton (Stanford University)H-Index: 30
It is well known that people conform to normative information about other people’s current attitudes and behaviors. Do they also conform to dynamic norms—information about how other people’s behavior is changing over time? We investigated this question in three online and two field experiments. Experiments 1 through 4 examined high levels of meat consumption, a normative and salient behavior that is decreasing in the United States. Dynamic norms motivated change despite prevailing static norms, ...
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#1Magali FassiottoH-Index: 7
Last.Hannah A. ValantineH-Index: 55
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