Grant

Toward a Sociological, Contextual Perspective on Psychological Interventions

How and to what extent do the effects of social-psychological interventions vary across different settings?

David Scott Yeager is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin. His Grant will examine how and to what extent the effects of social-psychological interventions vary across different settings. Yeager, who has a strong background in adolescent development research and in evaluating psychological interventions in education seeks a better integration of theory and data on social settings in order to strengthen understanding of the scalability of these types of interventions. Robert Crosnoe and Chandra Muller at the University of Texas will provide guidance on the measurement and analysis of settings. Uri Treisman, a public policy expert, will share his expertise about carrying out policy-relevant analyses as well as on communicating the findings to the general public. In addition, Tony Bryk at the Carnegie Foundation will serve as an informal mentor and provide statistical guidance.