Message from Carly Champagne, Graduate Committee Co-Chair

Hello Motivation SIG Graduate Students! This is the last call for those interested in the Junior Co-Chair position of the Motivation SIG Graduate Committee. The Junior Co-Chair will serve a two-year term, becoming the Senior Co-Chair after AERA 2018. Duties include organizing AERA events such as the popular Lunch with a Motivation Researcher and the Motivation Mentors program, managing social networking for grad students in the SIG, and serving as a representative for graduate students to the Executive Committee of the Motivation SIG. If you are interested and have not already done so, please send the following materials to me (carlyrchampagne@gmail.com) by Thursday, JUNE 8, 2017.

 a.       A picture of yourself
b.       The name of your program and school
c.       The number of years you will have completed in your current program as of this summer
d.       A brief description of your research interests
e.       A statement of purpose (250-word max) describing why you would like to serve as Co-Chair and anything else you would like the voters to know about you in order to make an informed decision.

Fellow graduate students SIG members will vote on the next co-chair via a ballot on Friday, June 9, 2017 (look for this ballot on our web site, via email, and on our Facebook page).

International Seminar on Social Cognitive Theory in Debate

The registration and abstract submissions to the “II International Seminar: Social Cognitive Theory in Debate” are now open. The conference will be held June 27-29, 2017 in Rio Claro, SP, Brazil. Click here to see the website and program.
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Important dates:
Abstract submissions are due April 7, 2017.
Discount registration ends April 30, 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology

The Motivation, Metacognition, and Learning (MML) Laboratory at Boston College, under the direction of Dr. David Miele, invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in applied developmental and educational psychology, with a focus on student motivation and self-regulated learning. The position involves work on several research projects investigating the influence of students’ beliefs and motivation on their use of cognitive strategies in laboratory and classroom settings, as well as the influence of teachers’ motivation on their support of students’ strategy use. To apply for this position, please visithttps://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=839. Please direct all inquiries to Dr. David Miele, atd.miele@bc.edu. You can view Dr. Miele’s home page at: http://www.bc.edu/schools/lsoe/facultystaff/faculty/miele.html.

Call for Graduate Student Applications: University of South Dakota

The University of South Dakota program in Human Development and Educational Psychology is currently accepting applications for the M.A., Ed.S., and Ph.D. to begin in summer or fall 2017. For first consideration, applications should be received by April 15, but are accepted year round. You may apply directly to the Ph.D. program and earn a master’s degree along the way. We provide training with a multidisciplinary focus, aimed at developing student competency in human development, cognition and motivation and research and statistics. Program website: http://www.usd.edu/cpe. Online application: https://apps.usd.edu/academic/gradapp. Please contact Dr. Gabrielle Strouse,  Gabrielle.Strouse@usd.edu.

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology at Boston College

The Motivation, Metacognition, and Learning (MML) Laboratory at Boston College, under the direction of Dr. David Miele, invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in applied developmental and educational psychology, with a focus on student motivation and self-regulated learning. The position involves work on several research projects investigating the influence of students’ beliefs and motivation on their use of cognitive strategies in laboratory and classroom settings, as well as the influence of teachers’ motivation on their support of students’ strategy use.

The fellow will work closely with Dr. Miele and his collaborators from across the country to develop new research projects, conduct analyses, present findings at major conferences, publish research papers, mentor graduate students, and write grant applications. An important aim of this position is to further the fellow’s development as a scholar and prepare him or her for a career in academia.

Applicants must have a PhD in a psychology- or education-related field, such a educational/cognitive/social psychology, learning sciences, cognitive science, etc.. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with a track record of conducting experimental studies on motivation, cognition, and learning, experience conducting research in K-12 settings, exceptional academic writing skills, and advanced quantitative skills (e.g., HLM, SEM).

To apply for this position, please visit https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=839 and submit: (1) a cover letter that highlights your qualifications for the position, (2) your Curriculum Vitae, (3) up to three representative publications, and (4) three letters of recommendation. 

There is no submission deadline. Review of applications will occur on a rolling basis, until the position is filled. Please direct all inquiries to Dr. David Miele, at d.miele@bc.edu. You can view Dr. Miele’s home page at: http://www.bc.edu/schools/lsoe/facultystaff/faculty/miele.html.

Call for Applications – AERA-SRCD Early Career Fellowship in Early Childhood Education and Development

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) are pleased to announce a joint initiative, the AERA-SRCD Early Career Fellowship in Early Childhood Education and Development. This fellowship provides a collaborative opportunity for early career scholars to participate in a research network focused on early childhood education and development. The call for applications is available here: http://www.aera.net/AERA-SRCD-Early-Career-Fellowship-in-Early-Childhood-Education-and-Development. March 15, 2017 deadline.

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Education with Dr. Hunter Gehlbach

Open date: February 13, 2017

Last review date: Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applications received by February 28, 2017 will receive full consideration.  Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position has been filled.

Final date: June 30th, 2017
Description

Post-doctoral Research Position: Education

An opening is available for a post-doctoral scholar in the research group of Dr. Hunter Gehlbach in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California Santa Barbara.

The primary research project will focus on leading a replication and extension of the Birds of a Feather study in middle schools. The post-doctoral fellow will take the primarily lead (in consultation with Gehlbach and with help from students in the lab group) for the design, execution, analysis, and resultant publications from this project.

As a secondary focus, the post-doctoral fellow will participate in additional studies investigating the potential for social psychological interventions to address environmental/climate challenges (particularly within educational settings).  For other research being pursued by the Social Psychology in Education & the Environment please visit the SPiEE Lab website.

The proposed projects provide unique opportunities for interdisciplinary research and training in applying social psychological concepts to an array of pressing problems.

Qualifications:  Candidates should have a PhD in Educational Psychology, Social Psychology or a closely related field. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience conducting field experiments in school settings
  • Strong expertise in quantitative research
  • A background in the social psychological and/or educational psychology literature that addresses social relationships (e.g., teacher-student relationships), motivation, and self-regulation
  • An interest in environmental education

The anticipated start date of the position is April 15, 2017 (this can be negotiable); the position should last for 15 months. The University of California Santa Barbara provides a rich multidisciplinary environment for conducting research.

Applicants can submit a curriculum vita, a statement of research, and arrange three letters of reference all to be sent directly to Dr. Gehlbach. The review of applications will begin immediately but all applications received before February 28, 2017 will receive full consideration.  After that, applications will be considered until the position is filled. Candidates with questions are also free to contact directly Dr. Gehlbach at gehlbach@ucsb.edu.

The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education is committed to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.  The school has particular strengths in statistical methods and psychometrics, which can serve to strengthen applicants’ methodological toolkits.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location
Santa Barbara, CA

Learn More
More information about the projects pursued in this lab: https://www.huntergehlbach.com/

Requirements
Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research

References
3 letters of reference required

 

Research Synthesis on the Effects of Negative Feedback on Intrinsic Motivation

Carlton Fong is currently updating a research synthesis on the effects of negative feedback on intrinsic motivation with Dr. Erika Patall. This team is interested in any and all experimental studies that report a relationship between negative feedback and any intrinsic motivation measure (interest, enjoyment, time spent on task, etc.) or examine differences in receiving negative feedback and positive feedback (praise) or no valence feedback (neutral) on intrinsic motivation. Note that they would be interested in studies that incorporated negative feedback even if it was not the central focus of the study (e.g., it was examined primarily as a moderator) as long as an effect size can be derived.

While Carlton is finding it quite easy to locate published studies, unpublished reports are much more difficult to find. If you have or know of any such studies and are willing to share them, Carlton would very much appreciate hearing from you. These types of documents include conference presentations, unpublished dissertations, or in press manuscripts. In particular, they are interested in studies that occurred after 2013, but all contributions are welcome.

For electronic copies, please send them to carlton.fong@utexas.edu. If you do not have an electronic copy of these materials and would like to be reimbursed for postage, please include a bill for postage and copying costs with your correspondence.

Paper materials may be sent to:
Carlton J. Fong
Department of Educational Administration
The University of Texas at Austin
1912 Speedway STOP D5400
Austin, TX 78712-1604

Note from Carlton: Although we can offer little more than our gratitude for your assistance, we will formally cite all viable data we receive in a comprehensive meta-analysis that is being updated for publication. Any information that you may be able to provide will be quite helpful for this study. I will send you a copy of our final report if you respond.

PhD Program in Educational Psychology and Program Evaluation at Old Dominion University

The PhD Program in Educational Psychology and Program Evaluation at Old Dominion University is now accepting applications. Students in the program develop the theoretical and technical skills required for research and evaluation oriented careers through coursework and by working collaboratively with faculty on research in both formal and informal learning environments.  Applications are considered for admission in the Fall, Spring, and Summer but applicants are encouraged to apply by February 15, 2017 to be eligible for possible funding opportunities. Please contact Dr. Tony Perez (educresearch@odu.edu) with any questions.

Program website: https://www.odu.edu/efl/academics/eppe#.WHfU-npT5mM
Online application: https://www.odu.edu/efl/academics/eppe/apply#.WHfWf3pT5mM