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02-04-2016

Clarkson University Psychology Prof Invited to Present Research at International Conference on Motivating Students

Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Psychology Lisa Legault has been invited to present her research on motivating students at the Learning & the Brain educational conference in San Francisco, this month.

Lisa LegaultLegault will join a panel of leading international researchers across the fields of education and psychology, where she will present her research on motivating students to reduce biases, stereotypes and prejudice.

The conference, "Shaping Student Mindsets: Promoting Academic Attitudes, Persistence and Performance,"  targets K-12 educators and aims to examine how psychological science can be applied to shaping student mindsets in order to motivate them to work harder, be more persistent and achieve more. The speakers will explore how students' beliefs and attitudes about themselves, their feelings about school and their sense of social belonging can influence their educational experience.

The conference is sponsored by Stanford University, Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley.

The conference program and list of distinguished speakers can be found at http://www.learningandthebrain.com/Event-328/Shaping-Student-Mindsets/Program .

Learning & the Brain provides educational conferences, summer institutes and one-day professional development seminars on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology and their potential applications to education.  Teachers, school administrators, psychologists and clinicians from throughout the United States, Canada and more than 60 countries have been attending Learning and the Brain conferences for more than a decade to hear from leading researchers and universities about the latest discoveries in neuroscience and neuroeducation.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences, education and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/llegault2.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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