New meta-analysis on prosocial modeling

You’re going to want to check out Jin and Erika’s latest meta-analysis in collaboration with Annie Jung, Marlone Henderson, and Eunjoo Han, published online this month in Psychological Bulletin. In this meta-analysis, we synthesized research testing the effect of exposure to prosocial modeling on helping behavior. See it here.

Jin and Erika publish a paper on emotions and goal pursuit

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.

Erika and Jeanette publish a new article in PIBBS on teacher autonomy support

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.

APA 2019: Erika receives the Snow Award and discusses her journey studying motivating practices

Patall_APA Snow awardHere’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.


Talking about Taking Stock of Teacher Autonomy Support and Control: MERG at SDT7 in Amsterdam


Erika at SDT Day_03_050Erika 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!