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Gyroscopes, Eggs, and College Students’ Mental Health

Last Updated by Jason Robinovitz on April 4, 2019

Many students enter college with the mental and emotional stability of a spinning gyroscope – at least in the short-term. They’re able to maintain good balance even when nudged pretty sharply. Others arrive on campus with the tenuous stability of an egg balanced on end, ready to fall over with potentially messy consequences. Regardless, all undergraduates – all of them – are subject to enormous academic and other pressures that can disrupt equilibrium and exacerbate any latent instabilities. Few are fully prepared to cope with those pressures.

Topics: College Admission, College Choice, Mental Health

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Topics: College Admission, College Choice, Mental Health