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!

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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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MERG at AERA 2018

We are pleased to announce the symposia and presentations of MERG members that will take place at the 2018 annual American Educational Research Association conference in New York City.

Patall, E.A., Steingut, R. R., Freeman, J.L., Pituch, K. A., & Vasquez, A. (2018, April). Motivational gender inequity in high school science classrooms.  Symposium session conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Patall, E.A. (2018, April). The promise and peril of choosing for motivation and learning. Workshop session conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Hooper, S., Patall, E.A., Vasquez, A., Pituch, K. A., & Steingut, R. R. (2018, April). Science is too hard: Daily perceived difficulty and the role of teacher autonomy support. Symposium session conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Fong, C., Vasquez, A. & Patall, E.A. (2018, April). Controlling parents thwart students’ motivation, self-perceptions, and psychosocial outcomes: A meta-analytic investigation.  Roundtable session conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Patall, E.A. (2018, April). The implications of new norms in education research for research synthesis. Discussant for symposium session conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.