Katherine Muenks

Katherine Muenks
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Email: kmuenks@utexas.edu
Office: SZB 506F
Office Hours: By appointment
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The degree to which people are energized to learn and accomplish their goals in achievement-oriented environments-in other words, their achievement motivation-strongly influences their actual learning, performance, and retention in those environments. Dr. Muenks' research is broadly concerned with understanding and improving students' achievement motivation in school. Specifically, her research focuses on how students', parents', and teachers' beliefs about academic ability, effort, and challenge shape students' motivation and performance.