Honors Projects


Ethan PetersFollow


The focus of this study is to assess student attitudes and beliefs about their abilities in the science classroom and whether those can be changed. In this study, surveys of students’ mindset were administered, a mindset intervention was implemented, student choice was observed, and standardized test scores were collected to study mindset and its influence on academic performance and behaviors, and whether a mindset intervention can influence student attitudes and beliefs. While no statistically significant findings were observed, important implications for supporting the mindset of students in the classroom are discussed.


Earth Sciences and Chemistry Education

First Advisor

Emilio Duran

First Advisor Department

School of Teaching and Learning

Second Advisor

Jeffrey Burkett

Second Advisor Department

Educational Foundations and Inquiry

Publication Date

Spring 5-4-2020