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Researcher: Judith Harackiewicz

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Areas of Expertise
  • Biology of brain and behavior
  • Cognitive processes
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Development
  • Perception
  • Emotion and personality
  • Human motivation
  • Intrinsic motivation, interest, and achievement motivation
  • How different kinds of performance evaluation and feedback influence an individual's intrinsic interest in an activity
  • Motivational issues in educational psychology
  • How goals affect the development of interest in academic subjects
  • Experimental laboratory studies as well as longitudinal studies in college classes
Web Site Judith Harackiewicz's Department of Psychology Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
USPTO Published Applications
Recent Publication(s)
  • Affirming independence: Exploring mechanisms underlying a values affirmation intervention for first-generation students. Tibbetts Y,¬†Harackiewicz JM, Canning EA, Boston JS, Priniski SJ, Hyde JS. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2016 May;110(5):635-59. doi: 10.1037/pspa0000049.

  • Teach It, Don't Preach It: The Differential Effects of Directly-communicated and Self-generated Utility Value Information. Canning EA,¬†Harackiewicz JM. Motiv Sci. 2015 Mar 1;1(1):47-71.

  • Closing the Social Class Achievement Gap for First-Generation Students in Undergraduate Biology. Harackiewicz JM, Canning EA, Tibbetts Y, Giffen CJ, Blair SS, Rouse DI, Hyde JS. J Educ Psychol. 2014 May 1;106(2):375-389.

  • Helping parents to motivate adolescents in mathematics and science: an experimental test of a utility-value intervention. Harackiewicz JM, Rozek CS, Hulleman CS, Hyde JS. Psychol Sci. 2012 Aug 1;23(8):899-906. doi: 10.1177/0956797611435530. Epub 2012 Jul 3.

View Judith Harackiewicz's publications at Google Scholar.
Recent Artistic Works
  • University of Clermont Ferrand, France, Psychology
  • University of Geneva, Switzerland, Psychology
  • University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Psychology
  • University of Pierre Mendes, France, Psychology
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E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-262-5924
Current University UW–Madison
Department Psychology
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 321 Brogden Psychology Building
Address Line 2 1202 West Johnson Street
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., Harvard University, 1980
Other Degrees
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