Self-help (or any help in general) is often unavailable for struggling students. Adolescence and young adulthood are critical times in life, where a person has to start making big decisions about their future and who they see themselves being. Unfortunately, many young people develop negative self-narratives with a fixed mindset about intelligence, which prevents them from actualizing their potential, as well as greatly affects their sense of self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is needed for a student to have a healthy amount of motivation, and this motivation along with the ability to self-regulate are important to identity. Young students deserve better, and they need better, especially with the increased demand for employees with higher-ed backgrounds and skills. Wise interventions and cognitive psychology can offer solutions which change the self narratives, and move people towards a positive and healthy cycle of thinking and doing.
Helping High School and College Students Do Better Within a Broken System by Hannah Rasmussen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.