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The Role of Parents in Supporting Their Children's Achievements

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Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series—Over the past 30 years, Dr. 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. Dr. Eccles has contributed to the field of child psychology throughout her career. In the 1990s, she 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 the Associate Editor of the journal Child Development and editor of the Journal for Research on Adolescence. She was also the past president of the Society for Research on Adolescence, has held leadership roles at the American Psychological Association, and has 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 prestigious awards including the Kurt Lewin Memorial Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. 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.·    

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.

This lecture is sponsored by Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. 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. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Psychology Department Research Mentoring Group Speaker Series which is supported by the UMass Amherst Center for Teaching & Faculty Development’s Mutual Mentoring Initiative, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 12:00pm
Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union, Umass Amherst
Free and open to the public

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