Intention-Action Gaps & Associated Behavioral Phenomena
Friday, May 5, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Frist Campus Center Room 307
In this session, we invite Alin Coman, from the Department of Psychology and Woodrow Wilson School, to deliver a brief presentation on Intention-Action gaps and associated behavioral phenomena. This will lead into a discussion of campus challenges that involve people not carrying through on what they know to be the “right” thing to do (e.g. enrolling in life insurance; turning lights off when not in use; consuming more nutritious foods; etc.). Alin’s prefacing presentation and notes from a few campus partners who face these issues will hopefully be a jumping off point for other administrators to share the ways they see these gaps manifest in their own work. The hope is the session will provide both theory and applied examples that may help attendees to identify these gaps more clearly and outline potential mitigation strategies.
Suggested Pre-Reading :
Miller, D. T., & Prentice, D. A. (2013). Psychological levers of behavior change. In E. Shafir (Ed.), The Behavioral Foundations of Public Policy (pp. 301-309). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
(electronic version will be made available for confirmed attendees)
Schwartz, J., Mochon, D., Wyper, L., Maroba, J., Patel, D., & Ariely, D. (2014). Healthier by precommitment. Psychological Science, 25(2), 538-546. doi: 10.1177/0956797613510950
(electronic version is available using the link above)
First Generation Students: The Princeton Experience
September 2017 (TBA)
In this session, Khristina Gonzalez, Associate Dean of the College and Director of Programs for Access and Inclusion, and Assistant Professor of Sociology Maggie Frye will lead a discussion on the ways to evaluate the experiences of First Generation Students on campus. Examining external risk factors, data on the history of first generation students at Princeton, and the stories from the students themselves, we look for ways to understand and improve a wide variety of outcomes of these students. The session will kick off with a discussion among those on the current CBSI first-gen project team about how they conceived, collectively, of the issue at hand and what steps they have taken to define the desired outcomes, test assumptions, and consider options for next steps. The floor will then open to anyone interested in the first-gen experience with the goal to hear input from a number of different viewpoints. The goal of the session will be not only to help the current project team evaluate their progress to date, but also to show that your job description need not include a particular issue for you to have useful insights.