Lecture: The Role of Parents in Supporting Their Children's Achievements

Event Details

October 15, 2013
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Student Union

Room: Cape Cod Lounge

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
free and open to the public

The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series presents:

Jacquelynne Eccles, Ph.D. 
McKeachie-Pintrich Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Education, University of Michigan

Jacquelynne S.  Eccles is the McKeachie/Pintrich Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Michigan, as well as a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. She is Director of the Gender and Achievement Research Program at ISR and editor of Developmental Psychology. Over the past 30 years, Prof. Eccles has conducted research on a wide variety of topics including gender-role socialization, teacher expectancies, classroom influences on student motivation, and social development in the family and school context. In the 90s, Prof. Eccles served as Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Directorate at the National Science Foundation, and Chair of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Pathways through Middle Childhood. She was Associate Editor of the journal Child Development and editor of the Journal for Research on Adolescence. She is past president of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) and Division 35 of APA, president elect of Division 7 of APA, and has served on the faculty at Smith College, the University of Colorado, and the University of Michigan. Her work has been honored by several awards including the Kurt Lewin Memorial Award for "outstanding contributions to the development and integration of psychological research and social action" from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues; life time achievement awards from SRA, Division 15 of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Society for the Study of Human Development, and the Self Society; the Bronfennbrenner Award for Research from Division 7 of the APA; and the APA Lifetime Award for Service in Supporting Psychological Research. She has received honorary degrees from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and the University of Laval in Quebec City, Canada.  Finally, she is a member of the National Academy of Education a World Scholar at the University of London, and Visiting Professor at the University of Tubingen, Germany.

The Center for Research on Families (CRF) is an endowed interdisciplinary research center in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  The Tay Gavin Erickson Lectures Series brings internationally recognized speakers with expertise in family research to campus each year. The lecture series began in 1999 through an endowment established in memory of Tay Gavin Erickson.