In “Feeling proud today may lead people to coast tomorrow” published in Emotion this month, Jin and Erika examined daily associations between students’ emotions and the effort they put into academic goal striving. The title gives you a clue about what they found. You can see the paper here.
See this review paper on teacher autonomy support that was recently published in Policy Insights from the Brain and Behavioral Science by Erika and Jeanette here.
Here’s Erika receiving the 2018 Richard E. Snow award for early contributions (Division 15 — Educational Psychology) from her friend and colleague Gale Sinatra at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Chicago in August 2019. Along with the award presentation, Erika had the opportunity to share her story about how she came to study motivating classroom practices and what she has learned. So honored!
A video of Erika’s APA talk can be found here.
Erika gave a keynote talk at the 7th Self-Determination Theory Conference in Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands in May 2019. Her keynote discussed a recent meta-analysis with Sophia Yang Hooper on the effects of teacher autonomy support and control for students’ school outcomes. See the talk here.
It was also really exciting to see that MERG research was featured prominently in Richard Ryan’s plenary talk to kick off the conference and overview important developments in SDT research!!! We’re glad that others find our research useful!
MERG undergraduate honors student, Jennifer Sung, received Honorable Mention in the social sciences category at the USC Undergraduate Research Symposium for her research on agentic engagement in U.S. urban high school classrooms. This is a big accomplishment. Way to go Jen! You deserve it!
We were busy at AERA this year! See the list of some of the presentations below and some pictures. But, it was not all serious business. Erika (chair) and the rest of the Motivation in Education Special Interest Group (SIG) of AERA threw a great party Saturday night of the conference for the SIG!
Steingut, R.R., Patall, E. A., Pituch, K.A., & Vasquez A. C. (2019, April). Competence and rationale: interactions at multiple levels predict classroom engagement in science. Symposium session conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Patall, E. A. (2019, April). Drawing on self and reward perspectives to understand the benefits of choice. Symposium session conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Patall, E. A., Kennedy, A., Yates, N. M., Vallin, J. (2019, April) Promoting an agentic engagement mindset: Preliminary results for an intervention with college students. Poster session conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
It’s About Time: Giving Serious Consideration to Race, Culture, and Equity in Motivation Scholarship (Erika Patall; chair of Invited session for Motivation in Education SIG)
Motivation in Education SIG Business meeting (Erika Patall; chair)
MERG has a new paper in Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology focused on the role of students’ daily agentic engagement in daily teacher autonomy support and students’ motivation during science class. Free access to the paper can be found here until April 5th.