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Betsy Hoza

Associate professor, psychology
(765) 494-6996
E-mail: blaze@psych.purdue.edu

Research interests include motivation and achievement in children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Also studies peer relations, loneliness and self-concept in school-age children, and the treatment of ADHD.

Carolyn M. Jagacinski

Associate professor, psychology
(765) 494-6257
E-mail: jag@psych.purdue.edu

Researches motivation and behavioral decision-making. Found that learning is maximized when conditions of training promote task involvement and that ego-involving conditions draw attention away from the task, interfering with learning, especially for those who perceive their ability to be low. Conducted experiments examining how people make evaluations when missing some important information. Also has published papers on factors that enhance or interfere with the participation of women and minorities in science and engineering.

Kathy E. Johnson

Assistant professor, psychology, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
(317) 274-6764
E-mail: kjohnso@indyvax.iupui.edu

Research focuses on developmental differences in how children and adults acquire expertise and on the development of children's thinking and memory. Teaches courses on psychology of learning, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology and life-span development. Member, Society for Research in Child Development.

P. Youli Mantzicopoulos

Associate professor, educational psychology
(765) 494-7247
E-mail: mantzi@purdue.edu

Studies personality development and young children at risk of school failure. Evaluates early education programs for at-risk children by investigating family, school and child characteristics. Assesses joint effects of family and school environment on children's social, emotional and academic development. Conducts research on the effectiveness of the Head Start Program.

Sidney M. Moon

Associate professor, educational psychology
Director, Gifted Education Resource Institute
(765) 494-7301
E-mail: sidney@purdue.edu

Studies talent development, gifted education, learning and instruction, classroom dynamics, family psychology, and research design. Research has focused on development and evaluation of programs for talented students; the characteristics of gifted children who also have learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder; and talent development across the lifespan. Is a member of the executive board of the research and evaluation division of the National Association for Gifted Children.

David Rollock

Associate professor, psychology
(765) 494-6996
E-mail: rollock@psych.purdue.edu

Has done research on personality and interpersonal behavior, especially among minorities; personality traits; nonintellectual predictors for academic success among African-American students; and responses to racial discrimination. Also interested in racial/ethnic identifications. Co-chair of the American Orthopsychiatric Association's study group on racism.

Dale H. Schunk

Professor, educational psychology
Head, Department of Educational Studies
(765) 494-9170
E-mail: dschunk@purdue.edu

Nationally recognized expert on motivation. Researches the effects of social and instructional factors on students' cognitive processes, learning, self-regulation and motivation, with special emphasis on the application of social cognitive learning theory. Teaches human learning and motivation, psychology of learning, and psychological foundations for teaching. Has written two textbooks and edited three others.

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