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Research Interests

Ways in which people’s motivations (i.e., their needs, desires, and goals) can influence their basic cognitive process (i.e., their perception, categorization, and recall of information) and the implications this has for judgment and behavior; how people’s deeply held, but seldom consciously articulated theories about the social world affect the way they perceive and interpret social information.

Education/Academic qualification

Social Psychology, PhD, Columbia University

… → 2003

Biology, BA, Emory University

… → 1997

Psychology, BA, Emory University

… → 1997

Research interests

  • Self-regulation
  • Social interaction
  • Social perception

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Grants 2009 2014

Research Output 2000 2018

4 Citations (Scopus)

Effortful experiences of self-control foster lay theories that self-control is limited

Klinger, J. A., Scholer, A. A., Hui, C. M. & Molden, D. C., Sep 1 2018, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 78, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Expanding minds: Growth mindsets of self-regulation and the influences on effort and perseverance

Mrazek, A. J., Ihm, E. D., Molden, D. C., Mrazek, M. D., Zedelius, C. M. & Schooler, J. W., Nov 1 2018, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 79, p. 164-180 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Fatigue
3 Citations (Scopus)
Life Change Events
1 Citation (Scopus)

Understanding How Identity and Value Motivate Self-Regulation Is Necessary but not Sufficient: A Motivated Effort-Allocation Perspective

Molden, D. C., Hall, A., Hui, C. M. & Scholer, A. A., Jul 3 2017, In : Psychological Inquiry. 28, 2-3, p. 113-121 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

What limits self-control? A motivated effort-allocation account

Molden, D. C., Hui, C. M. & Scholer, A. A., 2017, Routledge International Handbook of Self-Control in Health and Well-Being. de Ridder, D., Adriaanse, M. & Fujita, K. (eds.). Routledge, p. 129-142 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter