Broadening Perspective, Changing Narratives, and Improving Academic Performance: the Effects of Values Affirmation Interventions

David K. Sherman, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Kimberly A Hartson, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
Kevin R. Binning, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
The present research explores the role of perspective and narrative in how affirmations affect academic performance for people experiencing threat. Latino American students who completed values affirmations earned higher grades (relative to controls). Affirmations broadened perspective of students under threat and changed narrative experience such that threat was less disruptive.
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David K. Sherman, Kimberly A Hartson, and Kevin R. Binning (2013) ,"Broadening Perspective, Changing Narratives, and Improving Academic Performance: the Effects of Values Affirmation Interventions", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 41, eds. Simona Botti and Aparna Labroo, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.