The Evolution and Social Cognition team aims to apply some of the insights gained in behavioural sciences to societal issues. We do this is several different ways.
Collaborations with public institutions
Collaborations with economists on RCTs
Coralie Chevallier, with Huillery, E., Algan, Y. and Bouguen, A. The Impact of a Large-Scale Mindset Intervention on School Outcomes and Dropouts: Experimental Evidence from France. This randomized experiment tests the impact of motivation in school behaviour, outcomes and dropouts, using student level data from 97 middle schools in France. The intervention involves 12 treatments sessions aiming to develop pupils' "grit" (3 sessions per year, from grade 6 to grade 9). In total, around 25,000 students will take part in the study, half in the treatment group and half in the control group. Results expected in 2018.)
Publications for general audiences
Blogging at the ICCI