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My research focuses on two motivational contexts: education and health. In the area of education, my work examines the antecedents, outcomes, and development of individuals achievement goals. I then apply the knowledge generated by this research to the design of interventions that help individuals succeed in real classroom settings. Within the health context, I use theories of social influence and self-regulation to develop tools that health practitioners can utilize to help their patients adopt more healthy behaviors. My training in advanced statistical methods informs my research in all of these areas.
Areas of Expertise
Personality, goal setting, academic achievement, psychological research methods.
Graduate degree: Ph.D., M.A., Michigan State University
Undergraduate degree: B.A., University of Northern Iowa
Corker, K. S., Donnellan, M.B. (2012). Setting lower limits high: The role of boundary goals in achievement motivation. Journal of Educational Psychology, 104, 138-149.
Corker, K. S., Oswald, F. L., Donnellan, M. B. (2012). Conscientiousness in the classroom: A process explanation. Journal of Personality, 80, 993-1026.
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
Research Methods in Personality
Theories of Personality