Welcome to the Children's Motivation Project at Reed College!

We work with preschoolers through early adolescents to understand what motivates students to learn and how motivation can be sustained and promoted. Our research studies take place in the classrooms of local elementary and middle schools, and here in the Department of Psychology at Reed College. Please visit the Current Studies page to learn more about our research.

If you would like to be on our list of families with children who are interested in participating in our research projects, please go to the Participate page. Thanks!


NEW!

Download reprints from the 2011 AERA meeting

Corpus, J. H., & Wormington, S. V. (2011, April). Profiles of intrinsic and extrinsic motivations in elementary school. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. Download PDF

Haimovitz, K., & Corpus, J. H. (2011, April). Effects of praise on motivation in emerging adulthood. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. Download PDF

Wormington, S. V., & Corpus, J. H. (2011, April). A person-centered investigation of academic motivation, performance, and engagement in a high school setting. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. Download PDF