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Guest Lecture: David Bergin - "Conjectures and Evidence for Different Types of Interest"
Start Date: 11/5/2012Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Date: 11/5/2012End Time: 12:00 PM

Event Description:
David Bergin, Ph.D., a member of the Teacher Education faculty at the University of Missouri, will present "Conjectures and Evidence for Different Types of Interest," which is based on his remarks at the American Psychological Association (APA) in August 2012.

The talk discusses directions for research on interest by examining topics relevant to the development of interest such as school-prompted interest, vicarious interest, transformative experience, cultural influences, competition and public performance. The talk reviews specific studies and also provides examples of different types of interest. Dr. Bergin is interested in student motivation and how teachers understand students' interactions in the classroom.

Dr. Bergin earned a Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University and also holds an Ed.S. in program evaluation from Stanford. He taught at the University of Toledo for 13 years and has been at the University of Missouri for 11 years. He serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Educational Psychology, Contemporary Educational Psychology, and Educational Psychology Review. He has published in those journals plus such journals as Educational Researcher, Educational Psychologist, and The Urban Review. He was recently president of Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. His research focuses on motivation for learning. 
Location Information:
UNC Campus - University Center
Contact Information:
Name: Michael Phillips
Phone: 970-351-1296
Room #/Name
Spruce Suites
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