Behavioral Science on the Homepage

College websites say a lot about who belongs there, and not all of it is intentional. Leveraging social psychology in your website's design may help increase student success.
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3 Ways Behavioral Science Is Impacting College Students

A group of student success experts recently took to the stage to discuss how their campuses are leveraging behavioral science to bolster persistence and graduation.
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Helping College Students Cross the Finish Line

Many college students leave school only a few credits from a degree. A new study shows that proactive nudges for near completers could prevent more of them from falling just short.
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Put Down That Beer and Pick Up Your Phone

Colleges have tried a million ways to reduce students' binge drinking. Could behavioral science offer another approach?
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How to Talk to Students About Why STEM Matters

A few lessons on how to talk to STEM students about why what they're learning matters and motivate them to pursue science.
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Can Nudging Help Students who are Homeless and Hungry?

An increasing number of college students attend classes despite lacking food, shelter, or both. Can behavioral science provide some solutions?
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Why Would Anyone Want to Major in STEM?

Why should college students major in STEM? Intriguing research suggests that it's about more than career prospects and starting salaries.

Nudges in the Wild: Merely Exposing Children to College

In Claremont, California, just walking down the street could change how children there think about going to college.

Upward Spirals of Support for College Students

How can we get college students to adopt new behaviors to succeed in school? Lessons from positive psychology suggest a new approach.
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Believing in Change for More Than Good Grades

Efforts to foster growth mindsets have taken hold in higher education. But it might be time for us to think beyond growth mindsets to help college students thrive.