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Professor Jacquelynne Eccles

Professor Jacquelynne Eccles is the Wilbert McKeachie and Paul Pintrich University Professor of Psychology and Education, and a research scientist at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. She has served as chair of the Advisory Committee for the Social, Behavioral and Economic Directorate at the NSF and the MacArthur Foundation on Successful Pathways through Middle Childhood. She is past president of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) and was a member of the MacArthur Foundation Network on Successful Adolescent Development. Dr. Eccles has been the associate editor of Child Development and editor of the Journal of Research on Adolescence. She is currently the editor of Developmental Psychology. She is co-author/co-editor of 15 books/special issues including Women and Sex-Roles; Managing to Succeed, and most recently, Understanding Womens Choice of Mathematics- and Science-Related Careers; and Gender and Occupational Outcomes. She has received several major awards recognizing her scholarship including life time career achievement awards from SRA, APS, Division 15 of APA, and the Society for Research on Human Development. She was elected to the National Academy of Education in 1998. Her research interests focus on the development and socialization of psychological, particularly self-system, influences on motivation, activity choice, and engagement.

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for the VHTO Higher Education Conference
September 2011
Amersfoort, the Netherlands