The central question guiding Dr. Pomerantz's research is that of how to facilitate children's motivation and achievement in school. Dr. Pomerantz's research group focuses primarily on the role of parents, with a current study on how to support parents in optimizing children's learning in the area of math. A key theme of Dr. Pomerantz's research is understanding how the cultural context in which children and parents reside shapes children's motivation and achievement; to date, the focus has been on the United States and China.
Ph.D. from New York University
Additional Campus Affiliations
Barger, M. M., Kim, E. M., Kuncel, N. R., & Pomerantz, E. M. (2019). The relation between parents' involvement in children's schooling and children's adjustment: A meta-analysis. Psychological bulletin, 145(9), 855-890. https://doi.org/10.1037/bul0000201
Ng, F. F. Y., Pomerantz, E. M., Lam, S. F., & Deng, C. (2019). The Role of Mothers' Child-Based Worth in Their Affective Responses to Children's Performance. Child development, 90(1), e165-e181. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12881
Wei, J., Pomerantz, E. M., Ng, F. F. Y., Yu, Y., Wang, M., & Wang, Q. (2019). Why does parents’ involvement in youth's learning vary across elementary, middle, and high school? Contemporary Educational Psychology, 56, 262-274. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cedpsych.2018.12.007
Zhang, X., Pomerantz, E. M., Qin, L., Logis, H., Ryan, A. M., & Wang, M. (2018). Characteristics of likability, perceived popularity, and admiration in the early adolescent peer system in the United States and China. Developmental psychology, 54(8), 1568-1581. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000544
Qu, Y., Pomerantz, E. M., McCormick, E., & Telzer, E. H. (2018). Youth's Conceptions of Adolescence Predict Longitudinal Changes in Prefrontal Cortex Activation and Risk Taking During Adolescence. Child development, 89(3), 773-783. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13017