Ph.D., Northwestern University
Fields: Motivation; self and identity; societal and classroom conditions that influence academic motivation, learning, and achievement; economic inequality; youth and young adults from less advantaged backgrounds
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My research explores how people psychologically experience and internalize social and economic inequality in their environments. In particular, I examine the consequences of these experiences for motivation and performance in education and other important future-oriented endeavors, especially for youth and young adults from less advantaged, lower-opportunity backgrounds. Across my research, I apply my empirical findings to develop novel interventions that inoculate these individuals against the negative psychological effects of social and economic inequality.