Find a wise intervention
- A searchable online database: Wiseinterventions.org (based on supplementary tables published in Walton & Wilson, 2018)
- Listen to The Big Impact of Small Interventions with Stanford's Greg Walton. The Knowledge Project Ep. #64, August 2019.
- A short introduction: The new science of wise interventions (Walton, 2014, Current Directions in Psychological Science)
- A comprehensive review: Wise Interventions: Psychological Remedies for Social and Personal Problems (Walton & Wilson, 2018, Psychological Review)
- An accessible scholarly review focused on education: Social-psychological interventions in education: They’re not magic (Yeager & Walton, 2011, Review of Educational Research)
- Handbook of Wise Interventions: How Social Psychology Can Help People Change, edited with Ali Crum. Featured Author Q&A.
- Short introductions for educators
- Psychological insights for improved physics teaching (Aguilar, Walton, & Weiman, 2014, Physics Today)
- Addressing achievement gaps with psychological interventions. (Yeager, Walton, & Cohen, 2013, Phi Delta Kappan)
- White papers for policy, practice, and research
- How can we instill productive mindsets at scale? A review of the evidence and an initial R&D agenda. (Yeager, Paunesku, Walton, & Dweck, 2013, White paper prepared for the White House meeting on Excellence in Education: The importance of academic mindsets, May 10, 2013)
- Academic tenacity (Dweck, Walton, & Cohen, 2011, White paper prepared for the Gates Foundation).
- 15 hacks for improving diversity in tech (Walton & Murphy, 2015)
- 1-page guide on ways to reduce stereotype threat (Walton, Cohen, & Steele, 2012)
- Watch a 2-minute interview with Stanford News (March 17, 2011) or a 6-minute interview with the Stanford Graduate School of Business (March 30, 2012)
- Read this review of the social-belonging intervention (Walton & Brady, 2020).
- Take Belonging for Educators: A PERTS Course: When students feel like they belong in school, they are more motivated, engaged, and ultimately show higher performance. In this course, you will learn about belonging, why it's important, and belonging strategies for your classroom.
- On belonging
- Social-Belonging for College Students (from PERTS): A free, evidence-based program designed to support a sense of belonging on campus to improve engagement, retention, and achievement for students at four-year colleges and universities.
- The Belonging Guide (Beta) (from CTC): This guide gives you everything you need to use, customize, and learn from the social-belonging intervention. It includes (1) a practically oriented theoretical introduction, (2) annotated intervention stories, (3) complete intervention materials from all past published studies, and (4) a discussion of why and how to customize materials, including design activities that have been useful. The link includes the overview. If you would like the full version, just email me.
- On growth mindset
- Mindset Kit (from PERTS): A free set of online lessons and practices designed to help you teach and foster adaptive beliefs about learning.
- On messaging on academic standing
- How You Say It Matters: A Toolkit for Improving Communications About Academic Standing (from CTC): Do you want to help your students experiencing academic difficulty feel motivated, not crushed? Learn our approach to "psychologically attuned" communications about academic standing. Watch the course introductory video on YouTube.
- A Question of Belonging. Character Lab Educator Summit, July, 2017.
- Building College Student Resilience - Simple, Effective Interventions that Support Retention. Webinar with Dr. Bette Bottoms, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, Dean of the Honors College, and Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois, Chicago and Dr. Mary Murphy, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University. February 28, 2014.
- Stereotype threat: A Close Encounter - See it, Feel it, Fix it. The 2012 Stanford University School of Education and Cubberley Lecture with Claude Steele and Geoff Cohen (May 10, 2012). Available at iTunes U and YouTube
- Questions of Belonging. A 1-hour talk on the effects of social-belonging on academic motivation and achievement, including both experimental laboratory research (e.g., “mere belonging”) and intervention-field research presented at Palo Alto University (April 19, 2012). Password: GregWalton
- Legal scholars Stuart Banner (UCLA), Jerry Kang (UCLA), and Rachel Godsil (Seton Hall), and Steve Spencer and I led a group of social psychologists to prepare an amicus brief for the Supreme Court in Fisher v. Texas on the implications of stereotype threat for affirmative action. The brief was signed by almost all leading stereotype-threat researchers (95 in total). Here is the brief, a policy paper, and a law review (and here is a second brief filed in Fisher's second round at the Supreme Court, led by Rachel Godsil, Jerry Kang, and John Wintermute).