Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Jacquelynne Eccles to Present Neugarten Lecture

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5/10/05 - On May 19, Jacquelynne S. EcclesThis link opens in a new window will present the Second Annual Bernice Neugarten Memorial Lecture at Northwestern Univeristy. Her topic will be “Where Do I Go From Here? Motivated Choices Across the Life-Span.” The lecture will take place at 6 p.m. at Hardin Hall, and there will be a reception preceding the talk at 5 p.m. The public is invited.

Eccles, the McKeachie Collegiate Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan, has conducted award-winning research on topics ranging from gender-role socialization to classroom influences on motivation to social development. In 1998–99, she was the interim chair of psychology at the University of Michigan.

Among her many distinctions is the chairmanship of the MacArthur Foundation Network on Successful Pathways through Middle Childhood. She is also past president of the Society for Research on Adolescence and editor of the new journal Research in Human Development, which is sponsored by the Society for the Study of Human Development.

Eccles’ talk will reflect her research on what motivates people as they make life choices and how their motivation changes over a life-span.

The lecture series is presented in honor of the late Bernice L. Neugarten, a pioneer in the fields of human development and gerontology who founded the interdisciplinary program in Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern in 1981.

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