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About Me

I am a NSF postdoctoral fellow at the University of Delaware. I received my Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine with a concentration in Human Development in Context. Prior to UC Irvine, I received my B.A. with honors in Psychology and Sociology from Franklin and Marshall College.

My research asks two central questions: (1) how does motivation affect students’ learning; and (2) how can we promote students’ academic motivation through psychological interventions. Both of these questions are vital to understand because this knowledge can have transformative impacts on students’ short- and long-term outcomes. To answer my research questions, I use both quantitative and qualitative methods and various motivational theories, such as Situated Expectancy-Value Theory, Goal Congruity Theory, Self-Determination Theory, Life-Span Theory of Control, etc. I have received numerous awards, including the 2021 SEISMIC Measurement Fellowship, 2020 Inclusive Excellence Ambassador Fellowship, 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2018 Eugene Cota-Robles Diversity Fellowship, and Provost Ph.D. Fellowship. 


Contact

I can be reached via email at hyerin@udel.edu. Other ways to contact me can be found here.


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