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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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Research Output

When and How Different Motives Can Drive Motivated Political Reasoning

Bayes, R., Druckman, J. N., Goods, A. & Molden, D. C., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Political Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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

  • 4 Scopus citations

    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

  • 4 Scopus citations
  • 3 Scopus citations

    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

    1 Scopus citations