To gain a thorough understanding of student success, researchers have to examine how students' choices and behaviors result in educational performance. This book provides insights of cognitive psychology and behavioral economics to better understand student behavior. In chapter 2, Charles Kurose takes a look at the relationship between higher education and workplace outcomes. In chapter 3, Sandy Baum and Saul Schwartz investigates influence of financial aid on students' choices. Chapter 4 focuses on disadvantaged students who often face financial barriers. Chapter 5 address how institutions can better communicate with student in regards to costs and benefits of college education. Castleman underscores the importance of considering students' cognitive ability to process information. Chapter 6 addresses structure of decision-making process and argues that lack of the structure leads to suboptimal outcomes for students. Chapter 7 discusses cognitive bias or time-inconsistent decision makings. The final chapter focuses on low-cost strategies, arguing that minor institutional interventions help student academic outcomes.
Castleman, B. L., Schwartz, S., & Baum, S. (2015). Decision making for student success: Behavioral insights to improve college access and persistence. Routledge.
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|Type of Research||Mixed methods|
|Research Design||Survey research (qualitative or quantitative), Text analysis|
|Intervention/Areas of Study||Cognition or cognitive learning|
|Level of Analysis||Student-level|
|Specific Populations Examined||Undergraduates|
|Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest||4-year Institution|
|Specific Course or Program Characteristics|
|Outcome Variables of Interest||Degree attainment, Learning effectiveness, Persistence, Satisfaction|
|Student Sample Size|