Erika listed among most productive female scholars in educational psychology

A recent article from Greenbaum and colleagues (2018) in Educational Psychology Review examining top-producing female authors, editors, and editorial board members in five educational psychology journals (i.e., Cognition and Instruction, Contemporary Educational Psychology, Educational Psychologist, Educational Psychology Review, and Journal of Educational Psychology) from 2009 to 2016 identified our very own Erika Patall among the most productive female scholars. That’s the good news.

The bad news: The top-producing women in the field have, on average, less seniority in the field than do top male authors. Male authors have more publications, on average, and more sole authorships and first authorships, as compared to female authors. No discernible progress has been made by women in terms of editorial board memberships or editorships since 2004. See the article here.


Erika wins APA Division 15 Early Career Award

It was announced at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco, CA  Division 15 (Educational Psychology) that Erika Patall is the recipient of the 2018 Richard E. Snow Award for Early Contributions. Congratulations Erika! Looking forward to your talk for award recipients at APA in August 2019!

New meta-analysis on negative feedback and motivation

Carlton, Erika, and Ariana have a new paper in Educational Psychology Review reporting a meta-analysis examining the effects of negative feedback on motivation. See it here.

New paper on experiencing difficulty in science class

MERG has a new paper in Learning and Instruction focused on the relationship between students’ daily experiences of difficulty and disengagement in science class and whether autonomy support can buffer that relationship. See it here.


MERG publishes paper on gender disparities in motivation support in science classrooms

See this interesting paper that was recently published in Science Education by Erika, Rebecca, Jen, Keenan, and Ariana here.

MERGers (and former MERGers) take leadership positions for the Motivation in Education SIG

We had a great time at AERA 2018! It was wonderful to see everyone and hear about everyone’s exciting work.

AERA 2018 also marked the start of Erika beginning her position as Chair of the the Motivation in Education SIG and Carlton beginning his position as Treasurer. Exciting!

Spring is here…

And MERG is celebrating it’s arrival with tacos, buritos, and ethopian food at Mercado la Paloma.

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