Michael Barger

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Contact Information

603 E. Daniel
M/C 716
Champaign, IL 61820

Research Description

Michael is interested in students' beliefs about education, including beliefs about the self, intelligence, and knowledge. Michael's research investigates how students' beliefs develop and how they relate to motivation and achievement in STEM education. Recently, he has focused on how the language adults use can change children's thinking and beliefs.


  • PhD, Developmental Psychology - Duke University - 2016
  • MA, Developmental Psychology - Duke University - 2013
  • BS, Psychology - The Ohio State University - 2011