crossroads-signWelcome to the Mindsets & Motivation Lab! 

Our lab studies motivation and goal pursuit. Taking a social-cognitive approach and employing rigorous experimental methods in the laboratory and field, we focus on individual differences that contribute to the attainment of challenging, long-term goals. In doing so, we focus the roles of interest and passion, as well as lay beliefs that can help or hinder motivation (i.e., implicit theories of interest and implicit theories opportunity). Much of our current and future work focuses on leveraging our findings on implicit theories to design large-scale, randomized controlled interventions that promote interest, passion, and achievement.