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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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Lab members present at Spring Research Conference

All members of the P20 Motivation and Learning Lab have been involved in spring research presentations at the tri-university (University of Louisville, University of Cincinnati, UK) Spring Research Conference on education and at the Kentucky Psychological Foundation’s Spring Academic Conference. Here is a list of presentations made this spring. All presentations will be available soon on …

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Welcome Pilvi Peura – Our Visiting Scholar!

This year, we have visiting scholar Pilvi Peura, joining our lab.  Pilvi is a doctoral student in Special Educatio n from Finland. Pilvi made the decision to join the lab because we are currently one of the few research labs studying self-efficacy in primary schools, which is her main interest. She gained interest in the …

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Amanda’s New Job!

Dr. Amanda Butz was a long time lab member who recently obtained her doctorate in educational psychology and is now a post-doc at the University of Wisconsin. We checked in with her to see how things are going. As a post-doc, she is a part of a three-person research team researching two grant-funded projects that …

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Meet our new undergraduate students!

This semester we have six new students who joined our lab: Madelyn, Jordan, Caitlyn, Haley, Shawn, and Alicia! We asked each of them to share something about themselves and what they most look forward to doing in the lab. Madelyn is excited to get the real life experience of working in a lab rather than …

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