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How do high-achieving students, productive employees, or top-notch athletes achieve success? Can we identify the mindsets and behaviors that make them effective, and harness this knowledge to help many more people succeed at their goals?

Our research aims to understand the mindsets and behaviors that support effective goal pursuit by:

(1) identifying the mindsets and behaviors that foster learning, performance, and well-being,

(2) leveraging multiple methods (lab experiments, survey methods, and field RCTs) to empirically establish the processes through which they work, and 

(3) designing scalable, psychologically precise interventions to promote the adoption of adaptive mindsets and behaviors.

I will be accepting new Ph.D. students in Fall 2024

at The University of Texas at Austin!

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