Help from Behavioral Scientists

By Haoyang Yan Original clipping: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/20/opinion/sunday/cass-sunstein-making-government-logicalhtml.html In September 2015, Cass Sunstein, one of the authors of Nudge, published an opinion article entitled “Making Government Logical” in the New York Times. He pointed out that government programs with good intentions often went unrewarded because they were simply too hard for people to follow. Consider the student …

Help from Behavioral Scientists Read More »

Improving Academic Outcomes for Low Income Students: A Decision Making Perspective (Part II)

Stephanie de Oliveira Chen & Neil Lewis Jr Department of Psychology, University of Michigan Original clipping: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/opinion/why-poor-students-struggle.html?_r=0 In our previous post we discuss how salient identities can influence perceptions of threat in the environment, ultimately triggering decisions that lead to drop out for low-income students. Here we consider how social relationships may reduce some students’ decision …

Improving Academic Outcomes for Low Income Students: A Decision Making Perspective (Part II) Read More »

Improving Academic Outcomes for Low Income Students: A Decision Making Perspective (Part I)

Stephanie de Oliveira Chen & Neil Lewis Jr Department of Psychology, University of Michigan Original clipping: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/opinion/why-poor-students-struggle.html?_r=0 In September 2014, the New York Times published an opinion article entitled “Why Poor Students Struggle” (Madden, 2014). In this article, the author focused on how issues of identity and the lack of a sense of belonging on …

Improving Academic Outcomes for Low Income Students: A Decision Making Perspective (Part I) Read More »

lsa logoum logoU-M Privacy StatementAccessibility at U-M