Joseph T. Powers




Office Location:

CERAS Hall, Office #223

520 Galvez Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Office phone number:

(516) 574-3756

Primary Areas of Focus:

Educational Interventions and Social Psychology

Research Interests: 

Strategic behavior change


Implicit Theories

Emergent effects of psychological processes

Values and Identity


Powers, J. T., Cook, J. E., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Garcia, J., Apfel, N., & Cohen, G. L. (2016). Changing environments by changing individuals: The emergent effects of psychological intervention. Psychological Science.       [Online Supplement]

Yeager, D. S., Johnson, R., Spitzer, B. J., Trzesniewski, K. H., Powers, J., & Dweck, C. S. (2014). The far-reaching effects of believing people can change: Implicit theories of personality shape stress, health, and achievement during adolescence. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 106(6), 867–884.

Yeager, D. S., Miu, A. S., Powers, J., & Dweck, C. S. (2013). Implicit Theories of Personality and Attributions of Hostile Intent: A Meta-Analysis, an Experiment, and a Longitudinal Intervention. Child Development, 84(5), 1651–1667.

Media Coverage:

Howard, J. (2016, January 28). Shielding students from stereotypes helps way more than we thought.


University of Notre Dame, B.A. 2004

Program of Liberal Studies [The Great Books Program]

Doctoral Candidate at Stanford University

Graduate School of Education

Developmental and Psychological Sciences (DAPS)