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Jaylene and Sara’s APA presentations

Two graduate school members, Jaylene Patterson (second-year educational psychology doctoral student) and Sara Kuhl (second-year educational psychology master’s student) presented some of their research at the 2022 American Psychological Association (APA) conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Sara and Jaylene presented a poster titled “Investigating First-Generation, First-Year Students’ Perceptions of Learning During COVID-19” that asked first-generation undergraduate …

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Dr. Calah Ford’s new position at Purdue University

P20 Motivation and Learning Lab alumna, Dr. Calah Ford, has started a new position this fall. She is now a Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of Educational Studies at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. She will be teaching a course on creating and managing positive learning environments to pre-service teachers …

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Utku Caybas’s Transition to MSU

After completing his first year in the Educational Psychology doctoral program at the University of Kentucky, Utku Caybas, a graduate lab member of P20 Motivation and Learning Lab, will continue his doctoral journey in the Educational Psychology and Educational Technology doctoral program at Michigan State University working with Dr. Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia. During his one year …

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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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