Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Diagnosing and Treating the Deadly 13th Grade Syndrome

Time and Location
Friday May 23, 2008, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Superior (A&B)

Drew Appleby

Drew Appleby
Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis

Abstract
Many students enter college with unrealistic expectations that can put them at academic risk. A study is reported whose results are used to reduce the cognitive dissonance experienced by freshmen who mistakenly believe their first year in college will be equivalent to 13th grade in high school.

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Laura L. Carstensen