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Amanda Durik, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Office: PM 414
Ph.D.: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003
Factors that promote optimal motivation (interest and performance) in achievement situations; achievement goals; the development of interest.
FREQUENTLY TAUGHT CLASSES
- Psyc 433 Social and Personality Laboratory
- Psyc 472 Group Processes
- Psyc 621 Small Group Behavior
- Psyc 671J Psychology of Motivation
- Senko, C. M., Durik, A. M., Patel, L., Lovejoy, C. M., & Valentiner, D. (2012). Performance-approach goal effects on achievement under low versus high challenge conditions. Learning and Instruction, 23, 60-68.
- Shechter, O., Durik, A.M., Miyamoto, Y., & Harackiewicz, J. M. (2011). The role of utility value in achievement behavior: The importance of culture. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 303-317.
- Matarazzo, K., Durik, A.M., & Delaney, M. (2010). The effect of humorous instructional materials on interest in a math task, Motivation and Emotion, 34, 293-305.
- Durik, A. M., & Harackiewicz, J. M. (2007). Different strokes for different folks: Individual interest as a moderator of the effects of situational factors on task interest. Journal of Educational Psychology, 99(3), 597-610.
- “Incremental Mindset and Utility for Science Learning and Engagement (I-MUScLE): A Quasi-Experimental Study of the Impacts of Targeted Classroom Treatments” (Fall, 2011 to Summer 2014; with J. Schmidt (PI) and L. Shumow (Co-Pi), National Science Foundation
- “An Examination of the Qualities of Interactive Science Learning Environments that Promote Optimal Motivation” (Fall, 2011 to Summer 2015; with S. McGee (PI) and J. Zimmerman (Co-Pi), U.S. Department of Education