Stanford team finds writing self-affirmations improves academics for students of color

Aug 10, 2017


A psychology team at Stanford studied whether self-affirmations actually work to improve academic performance for students of color.

They had a group of African American and Latino middle schoolers perform regular affirmations, and then they followed their academic progress. They found that writing the affirmations made them more likely to pursue college tracks in school. One of the researchers who worked on that study, Parker Goyer, joined me in studio to chat about what she found.



GOYER: Instead of feeling narrowed to the stereotype, you remember other things about yourself that you value.

A link to the study can be found here

Click the audio player above to listen to the full interview.