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Jose H. Vargas; Carrie L. Saetermoe – Educational Psychologist, 2024
The cultural zeitgeist has reinvigorated needed conversations about systemic racism and its longstanding impact on education. Educators confronting educational racism encounter social and psychological challenges that stifle their antiracist efforts. Challenging social psychological encounters, which reflect unavoidable but requisite facets of…
Descriptors: Racism, Social Justice, Consciousness Raising, Teacher Attitudes
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Zhang, Qian; Fiorella, Logan – Educational Psychologist, 2023
Errors are inevitable in most learning contexts, but under the right conditions, they can be beneficial for learning. Prior research indicates that generating and learning from errors can promote retention of knowledge, higher-level learning, and self-regulation. The present review proposes an integrated theoretical model to explain two major…
Descriptors: Models, Error Correction, Learning Processes, Feedback (Response)
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Kim, Yeo-eun; Yu, Shirley L.; Wolters, Christopher A.; Anderman, Eric M. – Educational Psychologist, 2023
As the pursuit of multiple goals is an inescapable reality in everyday life, students are consistently challenged to self-regulate toward achieving an array of academic goals as well as social and well-being goals. Nevertheless, prominent self-regulated learning models are limited in explaining and guiding how students can self-regulate in the…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Self Management, Learning Strategies, Academic Aspiration
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Robinson, Kristy A. – Educational Psychologist, 2023
The study of classroom processes that shape students' motivational beliefs, although fruitful, has suffered from a lack of conceptual clarity in terminology, definitions, distinctions, and roles of these important processes. Synthesizing extant research and major theoretical perspectives on achievement motivation, I propose Motivational Climate…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Classroom Environment, Definitions, Learning Motivation
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Zusho, Akane; Kumar, Revathy; Bondie, Rhonda S. – Educational Psychologist, 2023
In the liberatory spirit of Black scholars and honoring the pioneering work of motivation theorists dedicated to a democratic vision of education, this article calls for a new paradigm of standards-based reform. Specifically, we maintain that current standards largely reflect the interests of White, male elites and elevates the economic agenda…
Descriptors: Fear, Psychological Patterns, Standards, Educational Change
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DeCuir-Gunby, Jessica T. – Educational Psychologist, 2023
Educational psychology is embracing the call to engage in more policy-oriented research. This special issue focuses on some of the key scholars in the field that are taking up this charge. Building upon their work, I aim to push the field to go even further, providing suggestions for how to engage in policy-oriented activism research within…
Descriptors: Activism, Educational Psychology, Educational Policy, Research Needs
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Gray, DeLeon L.; Lee, Alexandra A.; Harris-Thomas, Brooke; Ali, Joanna N.; Allah, Kia J. – Educational Psychologist, 2023
In this article, we provide guidance for educational psychologists who want to advance equity-focused school policies and practices through engaged scholarship. We conceptualize a philosophy of engagement and describe how it can facilitate psychologists' efforts to address the social conditions of people from historically marginalized communities.…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Educational Psychology, Educational Philosophy, School Psychologists
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Nichols, Sharon L.; Berliner, David C. – Educational Psychologist, 2023
In this essay we begin with a discussion of what we call the "great gap" between our research and its influence on society. We point out that although there is ample evidence speaking to these areas, a lack of societal change suggests that evidence has largely gone unnoticed, ignored, or not well promoted or disseminated. Throughout this…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Research and Development
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Rosenzweig, Emily Q.; Wigfield, Allan; Eccles, Jacquelynne S. – Educational Psychologist, 2022
Motivational interventions grounded in Eccles and colleagues' situated expectancy-value theory (SEVT) can promote students' motivational beliefs and academic performance. However, most prior work has focused on one construct, perceived utility value. SEVT includes multiple constructs found to influence students' academic motivation, performance,…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Intervention, Theories, Student Attitudes
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Gonzalez-DeHass, Alyssa R.; Willems, Patricia P.; Powers, Jillian R.; Musgrove, Ann T. – Educational Psychologist, 2022
Within K-12 education, increasing numbers of children are learning via new digital learning tools while at home, raising important questions about the changing nature of parents' involvement in digital spaces. This article uses the Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler parental involvement model to discuss parents' decisions to become involved in children's…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Parent Participation, Online Courses
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Yamamoto, Yoko; Li, Jin; Bempechat, Janine – Educational Psychologist, 2022
Despite growing recognition of diverse forms of parental involvement, scarce research exists on the critical influence of sociocultural contexts on parental involvement in their children's education. Building on and modifying Hoover-Dempsey's parental involvement model, this article proposes a new sociocultural model to explain Chinese immigrant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Parents, Parent Participation
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Williams-Johnson, Meca; Fields-Smith, Cheryl – Educational Psychologist, 2022
Experiences with racism and other emotionally laden encounters are intricately entangled with parents' motivations to take direct action that can lead to voluntary separation from school or homeschooling. Using the Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler (HDS) model, this article expands parental involvement by including homeschooling and examines the…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, African Americans, Parent Participation, Emotional Response
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McWayne, Christine M.; Melzi, Gigliana; Mistry, Jayanthi – Educational Psychologist, 2022
In this article, parental role construction is framed from a sociocultural perspective. Applying this perspective foregrounds the need for researchers and practitioners to gain an insider's understanding of how families themselves construct their roles in supporting children's education. By doing so, the field can reimagine family-school…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Culturally Relevant Education, Partnerships in Education, Cultural Relevance
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Graham, Steve – Educational Psychologist, 2022
This article is an expanded version of my presentation to Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association for the Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Psychological Contributions to Education in 2019. It provides an overview of research conducted by colleagues and I that examined the following four topics: (a)…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Writing Achievement, Writing Instruction, Writing Strategies
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Reeve, Johnmarshall; Cheon, Sung Hyeon – Educational Psychologist, 2021
Autonomy-supportive teaching is the adoption of a student-focused attitude and an understanding interpersonal tone that enables the skillful enactment of seven autonomy-satisfying instructional behaviors to serve two purposes--support intrinsic motivation and support internalization. Using self-determination theory principles and empirical…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Psychological Needs, Teaching Styles, Teacher Attitudes
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