The Society for Personality and Social Psychology recently recognized Paul Pintrich Professor of Psychology Judith Harackiewicz with its Distinguished Scholar Award. The senior career award recognizes the broad scope and potentially integrative nature of scholarship in personality and social psychology. It honors a scholar who has made distinctively valuable research contributions across his or her career that bridge personality and social psychology or bridge personality or social psychology to another field (i.e., law, education, organizations, or medicine).
Harackiewicz has been studying motivation for many years, conducting experimental and longitudinal studies of goals, performance and interest development. Her most recent research concerns interventions to promote motivation, performance and diversity in STEM courses and careers.
Congratulations, Professor Harackiewiz!