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Human Development

Human Development

Social Psychological Approaches to Reducing Socioeconomic Disparities in Education

Dr. Mesmin Destin is an Assistant Professor at the School of Education & Social Policy in the department of Psychology at Northwestern University. In his research, Dr. Destin investigates how real characteristics of people's social environment, like opportunity structures, are perceived, interpreted, and can be reframed to influence cognition and motivation. He draws particular focus upon the ways that youth think about barriers and facilitators to future economic success, which can be directly linked to their everyday choices and educational outcomes. In addition to laboratory research, this work includes field experiments and assessments of subtle social psychological interventions amongst youth in diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

March 21, 2017, 11:00 AM

March 21, 2017, 12:40 PM

449 Grace Dodge Hall

Laurie Behrman



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