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Jennifer Henderlong Corpus

Professor of Psychology
Psychology Department
Division of Philosophy, Religion, Psychology, and Linguistics

Jennifer Henderlong Corpus is a professor of developmental psychology. Her research focuses on the factors that underlie children’s motivation to learn. She studies the tension and synergy between intrinsic and extrinsic forms of motivation as well as the strategies parents and teachers use to affect children’s motivation. Her courses in developmental psychology focus on the individual in social context and the reciprocal nature of socialization. She also teaches a course in educational psychology that focuses on motivation in educational contexts, which is informed by her scholarly work on achievement motivation. Jennifer earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1995 before attending Stanford University, where she obtained her Ph.D. in 2000. She has been teaching at Reed since 2001, and in 2014 was named Oregon Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 

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