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David Yeager Selected for Prestigious Scholars Program

Posted: February 11, 2014

David Yeager, PRC Facutly Research Associate and Assistant Professor of Psychology, has been named to the 2014 class of William T. Grant Scholars. 

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines, who have demonstrated success in conducting high-quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise.

Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development. Every year, four to six William T. Grant Scholars are selected and each receives $350,000 distributed over a five-year period.

Dr. Yeager's proposal was entitled, "Toward a Sociological, Contextual Perspective on Psychological Interventions".  You can learn more about Yeager's research agenda in his paper, How can we instill productive mindsets at scale?  A review of the evidence and an initial R&D agenda. "Yeager, D.S., Paunesku, D., Walton, G., & Dweck, C.S. (2013).  A White Paper prepared for the White House meeting on “Excellence in Education: The Importance of Academic Mindsets.”

Congratulations to Dr. Yeager for this prestigious award!

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