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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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Lab at AERA 2017 in San Antonio

Members of our research lab presented research at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in San Antonio, Texas, last week. They had a chance to converse with outstanding scholars in the field of motivation and educational psychology, including Bernie Weiner, Ed Deci, Dale Schunk, Jacque Eccles, Mimi Bong, Judy Harackiewicz, and Tim …

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Reflecting on fall 2016 projects and activities

As our fall semester comes to a close, each lab member had an opportunity to present the semester’s focal project to the full group. Students in the lab are currently working on 11 projects in many domains, including music education, physical education, teaching students with autism, mindfulness and motivation, stigma consciousness, sources of language learning …

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Meet Our New Lab Members!

This semester we welcome new doctoral students, Master’s students, and two new undergraduate students: Tiffany and Randi! We asked each of them to share something about themselves and what they most look forward to doing in the lab. Tiffany is a junior at the University of Kentucky who is majoring in Psychology with a minor …

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My Experience at the P20 Motivation and Learning Lab

During the second semester of my junior year I had the amazing opportunity to intern at the P20 Motivation and Learning Lab at UK. My main goals coming into this internship was to understand and experience the collegial environment and coursework within the department of educational psychology more specifically focusing on my personal interest of …

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Interview with guest speaker: Dr. Xiaoxia “Silvie” Huang

The P20 Motivation and Learning Lab is pleased to have invited guest speaker, Dr. Xiaoxia “Silvie” Huang, visit the lab this fall. Dr. Huang (Western Kentucky University)  will be sharing her journey writing a National Science Foundation CAREER proposal with our lab on Monday, September 26, at 4:30 (63 Dickey Hall). Caihong Li, a doctoral research assistant …

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Welcome Roraima Costo Filho – Our Visiting Scholar!

This year we have visiting scholar, Roraima Costo Filho joining our lab. Roraima is a doctoral student studying abroad from Rio Claro in Southeastern Brazil. Roraima decided to come to America because it’s founding of social cognitive theory. He specifically decided on the University of Kentucky and the P20 lab because of Dr. Usher’s papers …

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