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Two lab members win 2021 AERA Div. C Shark Tank Grand Prize

Two of our lab members Licia Henneberg (freshman Psychology major) and Xiao-Yin Chen (UGA PhD student and lab alum) have received the $1,000 Shark Tank Grand Prize from the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Division C (Learning & Instruction) Equity and Inclusion and Graduate Student Committees. Licia and Yin were finalists for the competition, which …

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Visit Educational Psychology at the Ohio State University

Our team had a joint meeting with the Educational Psychology program in the Department of Educational Studies at the Ohio State University on November 17th and 18th.  On the first day, we had a tour of the Dennis Learning Center directed by Dr. Christopher Wolters that provides students with courses, academic coaching, and workshops to …

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Joint lab meeting with the ODU MilLab and Dr. Tony Perez

Story by Rest Aliu, Undergraduate Research Assistant On October 23rd, Our team participated in its very first joint lab meeting! We met with The Old Dominion University’s Motivational, Identity, and Learning Lab (MilLab), which is directed by Dr. Tony Perez. The MilLab studies the role of motivational and identity processes in academic achievement and how …

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Lab welcomes Basak Calik, visiting PhD student

by Olivia Huffman, Undergraduate Research Assistant The P20 Motivation and Learning Lab is in full swing this fall semester. Our team is currently pursuing new, exciting research ideas. To highlight a few, Xiao-Yin Chen is proposing her Master’s thesis, which will examine a social psychological belonging intervention for first-year undergraduate students. Calah Ford is also …

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Dr. Paul receives the William E. Loadman Dissertation Award

Our postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Narmada Paul, received the William E. Loadman Dissertation Award from The Ohio State University (OSU). The Loadman dissertation prize is for the most distinguished dissertations in each program area in the Educational Studies department. Dr. Paul notes that this award is particularly meaningful because “all the faculty members in the Educational …

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Another Successful Spring Research Conference!

The Spring Research Conference is a jointly sponsored educational research conference hosted by the University of Cincinnati, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. The  conference draws College of Education graduate students who study a multitude of topics in education, sport, and mental health.  It has allowed for undergraduate, master and doctoral students …

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P20 Visiting Scholar, Roraima Costa Filho, Defends Doctoral Thesis!

Dr. Roraima Costa Filho (lab alum) has successfully defended his doctoral thesis on December 19, 2018, at São Paulo State University in Rio Claro, Brazil. His thesis, entitled “Development of Teacher Self-Efficacy Among Physical Education Student-Teachers Enrolled in an Introduction to Teaching Program,” investigated the way that preservice physical education (PE) teachers who are enrolled …

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Three (Honor) Theses!

Three undergraduate students in the P20 Motivation and Learning Lab are completing undergraduate senior honors theses. Alecia! (left), Yin (back) , and Natalie (right) have diverse research interests, however, their theses have two common themes: self-efficacy and education. They have conducted their own research and have followed each step of the research process. Get to know …

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Lab presents at SRC 2018 in Louisville

Lab members presented our latest research at the Spring Research Conference in Louisville, KY, this March. The conference draws students the University of Kentucky, University of Cincinnati, and University of Louisville who are investigating diverse topics related to education, mental health, and sport. Our lab gave seven presentations. Topics included sources of rural adolescents’ self-efficacy in …

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Chelsea Adams recognized in UKnow Story

Our own lab member, and soon to be lab alumna, Chelsea Adams, has been featured in this UKnow story. Chelsea joined our lab five years ago as a sophomore. This weekend we celebrate her Master’s degree and her enormous contributions to the research our lab conducts. Because of Chelsea, we have been able to shed …

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