Ming-Te Wang

Professor, University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychology

Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Research Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center

Lab

http://wangresearch.pitt.edu/index.php

Research Interests

  • Achievement motivation and engagement
  • Risk and resilience
  • Racial and gender identity development
  • School/classroom climate
  • Family socialization
  • Social and emotional development
  • STEM learning and interest development
  • Behavioral problems and mental health
  • Transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.

Community & Family-based Learning Educational Achievement Equity Learning Opportunities Mathematics Learning & Instruction Minoritized Groups Motivation Science Learning & Instruction Socio-cultural Factors

Related Research Areas

Developmental Processes and Outcomes Educational Opportunities, Equity, & Attainment Motivation & Engagement STEM

Recent Publications

Wang, M.T., Binning, K.R., Del Toro, J., Qin, X., & Zepeda, C.D. (2021). Skill, thrill, and will: The role of metacognition, interest, and self-control in predicting student engagement in mathematics learning over time. Child Development, 92 (1).

Del Toro, J. & Wang, M.T. (2021). Longitudinal inter-relations between school cultural socialization and school engagement: The mediating role of school climate.Learning and Instruction, 75.

Wang, M.T., Scanlon, C.L., Hua, M., & Del Toro, J. (2021). Safely social: Promoting and sustaining adolescent engagement in social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Wang, M.T., Del Toro, J., Scanlon, C.L., Schall, J., Zhang, A.L., Voltin, S.E., Belmont, A.M., & Plevniak, K.E. (2021). The roles of stress, coping, and parental support in adolescent phycological well-being in the context of COVID-19: A daily-diary study. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Wang, M.T., Del Toro, J., Scanlon, C.L., Schall, J., Zhang, A.L., Voltin, S.E., Belmont, A., & Plevniak, K.E. (2021). The roles of stress, coping, and parental support in adolescent psychological well-being in the context of COVID-19: A daily-diary study. Journal of Affective Disorders.

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News and Awards

Ming-Te Wang, Professor, Education and Psychology, has been named a top-cited education researcher for 2021. Wang joins16 Pitt faculty members recognized as highly influential in their fields, by the UK-based Clarivate.

December 15, 2021

Ming-Te Wang, Professor, Psychology, Education, was included in an Educational Psychology Review article that investigated productivity in early career scholars.

August 23, 2021

Ming-Te Wang, Christina Scanlon, Meng Hua, and Juan Del Toro are featured in the May 18 Pittwire article, "How to Promote Adolescent Social Distancing," for their study, "Safely Social: Promoting and Sustaining Adolescent Engagement in Social Distancing During the COVID-19 Pandemic."

May 18, 2021

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Kudos to Juan Del Toro (PI), postdoc mentee, and Ming-Te Wang, who have received a racial equity special grant from Spencer Foundation for "Police Stops and School Adjustment: Examining Underlying and Protective Mechanisms among Black Adolescents."

April 15, 2021

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Ming-Te Wang was featured in the April 6 Pittwire accolade for the AERA Distinguished Research Award for Human Development and Learning and the 2021 SSWR Excellence in Research Award.

April 6, 2021

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Contact

531 MURDC

mtwang@pitt.edu

(412) 624-6857

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