ABOUT US Who we are, What is "Good", and Why we Excist
We are led by a team of students, educators, psychologists, and researchers – all working toward helping students thrive now and in the future.
The term "Good" comes from Harvard University's scientist Howard Gardner and his colleagues, who define "good" as being ethical, excellent, and engaging.
The Good Student was founded to address the challenges that young people face. These include increase in mental health challenges, limited social support, lack of access to resources, and the desire and option for confidentiality when seeking support.
This survey and its resources address these challenges.
The survey is based on student input, empirical research, and educator feedback.
"This survey should be used in schools" ―Hannah D., High School Principal
"The Good Student, a terrific resource for all students." ―Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Irvine, Past President of Association for Psychological Science, and recipient of the Gold Medal for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology
"The Good Student provides an outstanding resource for young people... and needs to be made widely available to teens through high schools, social media, and other venues." ―Edmund Bourne, Ph.D. Author of The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook (helping over one million readers)