FACULTY LUNCHEON with David Yeager 

GRIT & GROWTH MINDSET: Why Some Environments Motivate People to Become Excellent

Friday, May 17, 2019

11:30 am - 12:30 pm, MC Grand Ballroom

Using evidence from large-scale behavioral experiments, and new findings from neuroscience, David Yeager will address questions such as: Why do some people choose the easy route, rather than teach themselves the hard things? Why do some people whither in the face of critical feedback, while others take the feedback and get better? He will also discuss how faculty can create environments that support a “learning mindset,” and will share practical guidance coming from the latest findings in behavioral science.


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Seating is limited, please RSVP to  hawkess@byui.edu.

STUDENT PERSISTENCE: A SOCIAL- PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

Friday, May 17, 2019

2:00 - 3:00 pm, MC Special Events Room

This session will review research demonstrating how students’ learning mindsets can increase their college persistence. It will outline moments of “psychological friction” students encounter—from navigating bureaucratic hassles, to critical feedback in first-year classes, to trouble making friends—and explain practical methods for improving these. Yeager will provide a framework and set of starting ideas for improving the psychological environment that supports student persistence.

FACULTY MEMBERS, WHO HAVE CLASS AT THIS TIME, ARE ENCOURAGED TO CREATE CLASS ACTIVITIES OR ASSIGNMENTS, SO THEY MAY ATTEND.