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Neo, D. & Chen, P. (2023). Leave to Fight Another Day: Having the option to switch promotes a persistence tradeoff. Motivation Science, 9(2), 131-143.

Chen, P., Teo, D. W. H., Foo, D. X. Y., Derry, H. A., Hayward, B. T., Schulz, K. W., Hayward, C. McKay, T. A., & Ong, D. C. (2022). Real-World Effectiveness of a Social-Psychological Intervention Translated from Controlled Trials to Classrooms. Nature Publishing Group (npj) Science of Learning, 7(22).

Ruggeri, K., Panin, A., Vdovic, M., ... Chen, P., ... Garcia-Garzon, E. (2022). The globalizability of temporal discounting. Nature Human Behavior.

Weisz, E. Chen, P., Ong, D. C., Carlson, R. W., Clark, M. D., & Zaki, J. (2022). A Brief Intervention to Motivate Empathy Among Middle School Students. JEP:General. Advance online publication.

Chen, P., & Teo, Q. K. (In press). A Strategic Mindset for Learning and Life. In D. H. W. Loong, A. Jamaludin, & A. A. Rahman (Eds.), Applying the Science of Learning to Education - An insight into the mechanisms that shape learning. Springer Nature Pte Ltd.

Chen, P.*, Ong, D. C.*, Ng, J. C., & Coppola, B. C. (2021). Explore, Exploit, and Prune in the Classroom: Strategic Resource Management Behaviors Predict Performance. AERA Open, 7.

(*shared first authorship)

O’Keefe, P. A., Horberg, E. J., Chen, P., & Savani, K. (2021). A cross-cultural examination of the value placed on pursuing one’s passion. Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Chen, P., Garcia, S. M., Chai, V. C., & Gonzalez, R. (2021). Comparing and Being Compared: A Dual Process Framework of Competition. In S. R. Thye & E. J. Lawler (Eds.), Advances in Group Processes. Emerald Publishing.

selected media articles


The Wall Street Journal, Aug 2017


The Washington Post, Nov 2015


Business Insider, March 2012


Boston Globe, Nov 2011

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Personal Interview on Capitol City Recap, Nov 2011

by Michael Cohen, WILS 1320 Lansing Public Radio
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