Research

Publications and Working Papers

Robinson, C. D., Gallus, J., Lee, M. G., & Rogers, T. (Under review). The Demotivating Effect (and Unintended Message) of Retrospective Awards.

Gehlbach, H., Robinson, C. D., & Vriesema, C. C. (Under review). Leveraging cognitive consistency to nudge conservative climate change beliefs.

Robinson, C. D., Scott, W., & Gottfried, M. (Conditionally accepted). Taking it to the next level: A field experiment to improve instructor-student relationships in college.

Robinson, C. D., Lee, M. G., Dearing, E., & Rogers, T. (2018). Reducing student absenteeism in the early grades by targeting parental beliefs. American Educational Research Journal. doi:10.3102/0002831218772274

Robinson, C.D., Pons, G., Duckworth, A. L., & Rogers, T. (2018). Some middle school students want behavioral commitment devices (But take-up does not affect their behavior). Frontiers in Psychology, 9(206). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00206

Gehlbach, H. & Robinson, C. D. (2017). Mitigating illusory results through pre-registration in education. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness. doi:10.1080/19345747.2017.1387950

Gehlbach, H., Robinson, C. D., Finefter-Rosenbluh, I., Benshoof, C., & Schneider, J. (2017). Questionnaires as interventions: can taking a survey increase teachers’ openness to student feedback surveys? Educational Psychology, 1-18. doi:10.1080/01443410.2017.1349876

Book Chapters

Ruggeri, K., Hlavova, R., Andersen, T. L., Evans, H., Mareva, S., Tantia, P., & Robinson, C. D. (In press). Behavioral interventions in education. Behavioral Insights for Evidence-Based Policy. United Kingdom: Routledge.

Gehlbach, H. & Robinson, C. D. (2016). Commentary: The Foundational Role of Teacher-Student Relationships. In K. Wentzel & G. Ramani (Eds.) Social Influences on Social-Emotional, Motivation, and Cognitive Outcomes in School Contexts (pp. 230-238). United Kingdom: Informa.

Presentations

Robinson, C. D., Scott, W., & Gehlbach, H. (2018, August). Beyond “skin-deep”: College instructor-student demographic match vs. actual and perceived similarity. Paper accepted to the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Robinson, C. D., Gallus, J., Lee, M. G., & Rogers, T. (2018, June). The Unintended Message and Impact of Symbolic Awards on Student Absenteeism. Paper presented at the Behavioral Decision Making in Management Conference, Cambridge, MA.

Robinson, C. D. & Gehlbach, H. (2018, April). Mitigating performance-enhanced data through pre-registration in education. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, New York, NY.

Robinson, C. D. (2018, April). New Directions in Research on Teacher-Student Relationships. Discussant at the American Educational Research Association Conference, New York, NY.

Robinson, C. D., Lee, M. G., Dearing, E. & Rogers, T. (2018, March). Reducing student absenteeism in the early grades by targeting parental belief. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Conference, Washington D.C. (Symposium Organizer)

Robinson, C. D. (2017, September). Reducing student absenteeism in the early grades by targeting parental beliefs. Paper presented at the Behavioral Science & Policy Association Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Robinson, C. D. (2017, May). How teacher-student relationships predict academic & motivational outcomes in high school and college. Poster accepted to the American Psychological Society Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Robinson, C. D., Scott, W., McIntyre, J., & Gehlbach, H. (2017, April). Pursuing sweeter lemons for lemonade: Strengthening social interventions through exploratory analyses in field experiments. Poster accepted to the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Robinson, C. D., Finefter, I., Benshoof, C., Schneider, J., & Gehlbach, H. (2016, April). Getting teachers excited about student feedback: It’s all in the ask. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Robinson, C. D., Yeomans, M., Hulleman, C., & Gehlbach, H. (2016, April). Forecasting student achievement: The potential of natural language processing. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.

Robinson, C. D., Finefter, I., Benshoof, C., & Gehlbach, H. (2016, March). Getting teachers excited about student feedback: It’s all in the ask. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington D.C.

Other Publications

Gehlbach, H. & Robinson, C. D. (2016, August 3). Creating birds of a feather: The potential of similarity to connect teachers and students. Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute.