Gregory M. Walton
Department of Psychology
The Michael Forman University Fellow in Undergraduate Education
Thank you for visiting.
Here you’ll find a description of some of my research interests, publications, information about teaching and mentoring, links to recent news coverage, and information about some of my friends and collaborators.
For more about me, read this bio or see the Rising Star interview from the Association for Psychological Science.
Please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you!
Want to find or learn more about wise interventions? Check out wiseinterventions.org, a searchable, addable database of psychologically wise interventions, based on supplementary tables published in Walton & Wilson (2018).
Want to learn more about the social-belonging intervention? The Belonging Guide, currently in beta form, is intended to give you tools to use, customize, and learn from the social-belonging intervention. The link above includes just the overview. If you would like the full version, just email me.
Want to learn more about the psychology of learning? Watch this 2-minute animated video created by Mindset Scholars Network (MSN) on Growth, Belonging, and Purpose!
How to decrease suspensions: Here's what new research shows. With Jason Okonofua. Education Week, May 18, 2022
Applying Wise Interventions Around the World. With Kate Orkin. The Centre for the Study of African Economies: Research Podcasts. May 12, 2022.
How to cut disparities in school suspension rates. With Jason Okonofua. Psychology Today. April 26, 2022
Accelerating Public Impact; Scholarship & Partnership Help Oakland Students Thrive. Discover Stanford, January 26, 2012
When a "small" change mitigates bias, with Jason Okonofua, Character & Context, January 26, 2022.
The one-page letter that keeps kids out of jail. With Hattie Tate. In The Power of Wise Interventions, Psychology Today, January 10, 2022.
Is believing in yourself enough? Growth mindset and social belonging interventions for postsecondary students. NCEE Blog: What Works Clearinghouse, January 3, 2022
Stop telling students, "You Belong!", Education Week, November 9, 2021
How to break the juvenile detention cycle: New research shows a way, with Jason Okonofua and Katie Remington Cunningham, Education Week, October 13, 2021.
Interview on wise interventions (in Dutch) at ProgressFocused.com, February 16, 2021.
How the coronavirus crisis is opening the door to universal social policies, with Catherine Thomas and Dave Kalkstein, Time, June 17, 2020.
The big impact of small interventions with Stanford's Greg Walton. The Knowledge Project, Ep. #64, August 2019.
Why social change is contagious, with Gregg Sparkman, Character & Context, June 3, 2019.
Having a growth mindset makes it easier to develop new interests, with Paul O'Keefe and Carol Dweck, Harvard Business Review, September 10, 2018.
Supporting students' sense of belonging, Mindset Scholars Network, August 22, 2017.
A question of belonging, Character Lab Educator Summit, July, 2017.
Willpower: It's in your head, with Carol Dweck, The New York Times, November 26, 2011.
From the archives!
My first book (Walton, 1984)
My second book (Walton & Erman, 1987)