Annu Rev Psychol 2017 Sep 20. Epub 2017 Sep 20.
Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706; email: ,
Many theoretically based interventions have been developed over the past two decades to improve educational outcomes in higher education. Based in social-psychological and motivation theories, well-crafted interventions have proven remarkably effective because they target specific educational problems and the processes that underlie them. In this review, we evaluate the current state of the literature on targeted interventions in higher education with an eye to emerging theoretical and conceptual questions about intervention science. Read More