It does take some getting used to navigating through the social maze of large classes that requires a bit of courage — or maybe more courage for a few — in initiating friendships with people you will meet for the first time in your life.
“Will the conversations started during Thrive Week ever make their way into the conversations going on within lecture halls? Based on my experience, I have hardly heard professors casually bringing up the topic of mental health.”
“Asian-American children performed better in math tests when their ethnic stereotype was activated, which suggests that even stereotyping can be put to good use when it brings about a positive association with our identity and academic motivation.”
Our intellect and the endless possibilities it can accomplish are prized more than any other thing in the world of academics, so naturally neuroscientific research would be attracted to these themes of our mental faculties.