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Matthew Kim

Research Interests:
Academic Achievement
School Transitions
Open Science
Ph.D., Psychology, University of Michigan, 2015
M.S., Psychology, University of Michigan, 2013
B.A., Economics and Psychology, New York University, 2008
As director of the Developing Minds Lab, my program of research examines the nature and development of motivation and self-regulation in K-12 and postsecondary students—with a special focus on school transitions—and how these processes relate to the student success of diverse learners. I embrace the values of inclusive, open, and reproducible science and strive to pursue these goals in my work.  
Prospective students
Undergraduate students: Please visit the lab website to submit an application!
Graduate students: I am not accepting applications during the 2023-2024 application cycle (for graduate trainees to begin in Fall 2024).
PSY 311: Learning and Cognition (no longer being offered)
PSY 323: Developmental Psychology
PSY 343: The Science of Self-Regulation and Motivation (formerly offered as PSY 375)
PSY 563: Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology: Motivation in Human Development
Fall 2023 student success hours: Tuesdays 3:00 to 4:00pm or by appointment  
Website last updated: August 2023