Humanities and Social Science Seed Funding

Humanities and Social Science Seed Funding

We are excited to share that we have been awarded the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Seed Funding for 1/2021 for our project “Broader Views of Intelligence: Rethinking Our Approach to Educational Inequality”.

Our lab will collaborate with the Mindsets and Motivation lab (PI: Dr O’Keefe) at Yale-NUS to uncover a new student-centric approach to education – by broadening parents’ and students’ perception of intelligence. By holding a more inclusive view of intelligence, students can be encouraged to pursue their passions and leverage on their strengths to identify careers that they will thrive in, thereby maximizing personal work performance and well-being. In addition, orchestrating a mindset shift on a societal level can help to forge a nurturing environment for socioeconomically disadvantaged students to learn, by allowing them to realize that they possess non-academic strengths that are valuable to society.

We thank NUS for the generous support and look forward to carrying out this exciting research!

Learners benefit less from beliefs in personal growth in environments with low upward mobility

Learners benefit less from beliefs in personal growth in environments with low upward mobility

That’s according to a new article in the in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), in which our lab’s researchers found that stunted upward mobility in a learning environment incurs costs to individuals’ active learning and development by reducing the potency of adaptive beliefs both in existing educational systems and lab-constructed environments. Read more here!

APS 2021 Virtual Conference Flash Talks

APS 2021 Virtual Conference Flash Talks

4 of our lab members will be giving flash talks at the upcoming APS 2021 Virtual Conference on the following topics:

Ismaharif Ismail: Committed and Optimistic: Goal Striving Pathway Predicts Citizens’ Adaptive Support for Newly Elected Leadership in U.S.

Lim Chun Hui: System-Level Mobility of a Learning Environment Moderates the Effectiveness of Growth Mindsets

Lisa Koh Hui En: Should I Follow My Dreams or be a Doctor? Economic Inequality Leads to Fewer Pathways to Success

Li Ying: Is Planned Indulgence a Self-Regulation Strategy in Goal Pursuit?

Congratulations to all four!