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Michelle vanDellen

Associate Professor
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program
Social Psychology

Basic Information

Curriculum Vitae:
414 Psychology Building


Ph.D., Duke University, 2008

Research Interests

My research is aimed at understanding how people can be successful at self-regulation and self-control. I am particularly interested in how social relationships affect self-control and how self-control affects social relationships. I study the social underpinnings of motivation and self-control across multiple goal domains including academics, health (especially smoking and physical activity), career, and finance. 


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Congratulations to doctoral student Dominique La Barrie, selected as a Goizueta Foundation Scholar! This program is administered by the UGA Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, and she will work with CLASE to support their research and outreach efforts.
After 27 years on the faculty in the Psychology Department, we congratulate Dr. Kecia Thomas on her new position as Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr.

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