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The Benefits of Difference-Education Interventions in Lower-Resourced Institutions

A new study from Executive Director MarYam Hamedani and colleagues found that the benefits of difference-education vary by college context.
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In a new study, Executive Director MarYam Hamedani and colleagues found that a college transition intervention that addresses psychological barriers that students who are the first in their family to attend college can face, was more beneficial for students attending higher- vs. lower-resourced institutions. While these results suggest that the benefits of difference-education are somewhat dampened in lower-resourced contexts due to the different structural and psychological barriers students contend with, the intervention can still offer some benefits to first-generation students.

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The Benefits of Difference-Education Interventions in Lower-Resourced Institutions | Journal of Experimental Psychology