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About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, where I directs the Motivation and Self-Regulation Lab. I obtained my Ph.D. in Social Psychology from The University of Michigan, and subsequently worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford University, specializing in mindsets and psychological interventions. I am a recipient of the National Research Foundation Fellow - an early career award bestowed by the Prime Minister's Office, Singapore.

Lab Research Interests and Expertise

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 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 by which they work, and 

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

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