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Friday, August 11, 2017

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Mindset Interventions to Promote Student Success

Time: 9 am to 10 am

Contact: Elizabeth A Rainey · · 865-3595

Location: Academic Quad

"Mindset Interventions to Promote Student Success": The focus of education has traditionally been on providing students with the cognitive skills required to allow for mastery of core academic subjects. This approach has shaped the way we have come to view success in school and how we define an effective learner. Increasingly, education research is demonstrating the value of non-cognitive factors in student success. In a series of presentations and workshops, Dr. Omid Fotuhi will explore the psychological vulnerabilities that some students, or groups of students, may be susceptible to, which lead to underperformance, disengagement, and discouragement. Importantly, Dr. Fotuhi will place these psychological factors in the context of equity and achievement gaps among minority and at-risk groups. Finally, Dr. Fotuhi will introduce a set of proven mindset interventions and strategies to help foster more adaptive mindsets, and explain how to effectively put these strategies into daily practice.


Dr. Omid Fotuhi is social psychologist with a joint affiliation with the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University and the Learning and Research Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh. His work focuses on drawing from decades of proven psychological interventions to reduce students' underperformance among underrepresented or at-risk groups of students and, instead, to weave in strategies (both individual and institutional) to create a culture of growth. I work with leading experts in the domain of effective psychological interventions (e.g., Growth Mindset, Belonging Uncertainty, Utility Value, Resilience and Grit, and Effective Goal-Setting Interventions) to provide a range of consulting and training services. These services draw from over a decade of consulting and intervention design, and include professional development programs, organizational consulting, and student training in non-cognitive skills. You can find out a bit more about some of the projects that our lab conducts at