Ming-Te Wang

Professor, University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychology

Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Senior 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., Henry, D.A., Scanlon, C.L. Del Toro, J., & Voltin, S.E. (2022) Adolescent psychosocial adjustment during COVID-19: an intensive longitudinal study. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology.

Del Toro, J., Fine, A., & Wang, M.T. (2022). The intergenerational effects of paternal incarceration on children’s social and psychological well-being from early childhood to adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 1-12. doi:10.1017/S0954579421001693

Del Toro, J., Fine, A., & Wang, M. (2022). The intergenerational effects of paternal incarceration on children’s social and psychological well-being from early childhood to adolescence. Development and Psychopathology, 1-12. doi:10.1017/S0954579421001693

Del Toro, J., Jackson, D. B., & Wang, M.-T. (2022). The policing paradox: Police stops predict youth’s school disengagement via elevated psychological distress. <i> Developmental Psychology. </i> Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0001361

Wang, MT., Henry, D.A., Wu, W., Del Toro, J., & Huguley, J.P. Racial Stereotype Endorsement, Academic Engagement, Mindset, and Performance among Black and White American Adolescents.  J Youth Adolescence  51, 984–1001 (2022). 

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News and Awards

Kudos to Ming-Te Wang and collaborators for receiving a 2022 Seeding Grant Award for "Developing a Holistic Measurement Plan for Transition to Adulthood." This grant provides up to $25,000 per year to support significant and innovative scholarship by individual or small groups of faculty at all ranks at the University of Pittsburgh.

2022-03-28

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Congratulations to Ming-Te Wang, Professor, Education, Psychology, who has received the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Mid-Career Award in Research Excellence. The SRA Awards celebrate scholars who exemplify research excellence on any topic related to adolescence.

March 7, 2022

Ming-Te Wang, Professor, Psychology, Education, and James Huguley, Associate Dean, DEI, School of Social Work, have received a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the "Just Discipline Project: Reducing Racial Disparities and Promoting School Climate." The project will serve approximately 3,200 public school students of color and historically under-served middle school students.

February 28, 2022

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The Developmental and Motivation Research Lab, directed by Ming-Te Wang, Education and Psychology, is featured in APA's Monitor on Psychology.

January 18, 2022

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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

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Contact

531 MURDC

mtwang@pitt.edu

(412) 624-6857

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