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Dr. Master is a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Andrew Meltzoff and Dr. Sapna Cheryan. Before coming to the Institute, she earned a Ph.D. in developmental psychology at Stanford University, working with Dr. Carol Dweck, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Yale University. Her research interests include social-psychological processes that form the foundation of motivation, identity, and achievement from early childhood through adulthood, as well as how cues to personal identity or group membership may affect stereotyping and other social judgments and behaviors. Currently she is investigating how stereotypes may affect adolescents’ interest in STEM fields.
Yeager, D., Purdie-Vaughns, V., Garcia, J., Apfel, N., Pebley, P., Master, A., Hessert, W. T., Williams, M. E., & Cohen, G. L. (In press). Lifting a barrier of mistrust: “Wise” critical feedback to racial minorities. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
Master, A., & Walton, G. M. (2013). Minimal groups increase young children’s motivation and learning on group-relevant tasks. Child Development, 84, 737-751.
Master, A., Markman, E. M., & Dweck, C. S. (2012). Thinking in categories or along a continuum: Consequences for children’s social judgments. Child Development, 83, 1145-1163.
Dweck, C. S., & Master, A. (2009). Self-concept. In W. Carey, A. Crocker, E. Elias, H. Feldman, & W. Coleman, (Eds.), Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, 4th ed (pp. 427-435). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
Dweck, C. S., & Master, A. (2009). Self-theories and motivation: Students’ beliefs about intelligence. K. Wentzel & A. Wigfield (Eds.), Handbook on Motivation at School (pp. 123-140). New York: Routledge.
Lepper, M. R., Master, A., & Yow, W. Q. (2008). Intrinsic motivation in education. In M. L. Maehr, S. A. Karabenick, & T. C. Urdan (Eds.), Advances in Motivation and Achievement, Volume 15: Social Psychological Perspectives (pp. 521-555). Bingley, UK: Emerald.
Cohen, G. L., Garcia, J., Apfel, N., & Master, A. (2007). A self-affirmation intervention to reduce the racial achievement gap. In E. Aronson & J. Aronson (Eds.), Readings about the Social Animal, 10th edition (pp. 304-315). New York: Worth Freeman.
Dweck, C. S., & Master, A. (2007). Self-theories motivate self-regulated learning. In D. H. Schunk & B. Zimmerman (Eds.), Motivation and Self-Regulated Learning: Theory, Research, and Applications (pp. 31-51). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Cohen, G. L., Garcia, J., Apfel, N., & Master, A. (2006). Reducing the racial achievement gap: A social-psychological intervention. Science, 313, 1307-1310.