Brian Galla

Assistant Professor, Psychology in Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Research Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center

Lab

http://www.msrlab.pitt.edu/

Education and Training

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interests

Dr. Galla's research is focused on motivational factors that support academic achievement and positive youth development.

Education Reform Educational Achievement Improvement Science Interventions Motivation Research/Practice Partnerships Socio-cultural Factors

Related Research Areas

Improvement Research in Education Motivation & Engagement

Recent Publications

Tumminia, M.J., DeVlieger, S.E., Colvin, S., Akiva, T., & Galla, B.M. Adolescents’ experiences of distress and well-being during intensive mindfulness practice: A mixed-methods study. Mindfulness.

Park, D., Tsukayama, E., & Galla, B. M. (2022). Friends Know You: Peer Nomination of Self-control Predict Changes in Academic Achievement and Friendship among Adolescents.  Journal of Adolescence,   1– 11. https://doi.org/10.1002/jad.12041

Tumminia, M., DeVlieger, S., Colvin, S.E.,Wallace, T.L., Akiva, T, & Galla, B. (2022). A qualitative study of adolescents’ experiences of distress and well-being during intensive mindfulness practice. PsyArXiv.

Grund, A., Galla, B.M., & Fries, S. (2022) Achievement motivation in students' everyday lives: Its relationship to momentary positive and negative activation and the moderating role of mindfulness, Learning and Individual Differences, Volume 97.

Milyavskaya, M., Galla, B. M., Inzlicht, M., & Duckworth, A. L. (2021) More effort, less fatigue: The role of interest in increasing effort and reducing mental fatigue. Frontiers in Psychology.

Brian Galla's Google Scholar profile

News and Awards

Brian Galla, A Pitt associate professor of applied developmental psychology, shares his thoughts on how to help teenagers cut back their use of social media.

October 11, 2021

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Brian Galla wants to help your teen kick their Instagram habit | Read about his recent research in October 7 Pittwire article.

October 11, 2021

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Brian Galla was featured in Character Lab's "Tip of the Week" for "Values-Alignment Messaging Boosts Adolescents' Motivation to Control Social Media Use," giving advice to teens struggling with excessive social media use. Congrats Brian!

October 4, 2021

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Brian Galla, Timothy Nokes-Malach, LRDC, and Melanie Good, Department of Physics and Astronomy, received an NSF grant for "Collaborative Research: Investigating the Impact of Mindfulness Training to Mitigate Psychological Threat and Enhance Engagement and Learning in Undergraduate Introductory Physics."

August 1, 2021

Brian Galla, LRDC Research Scientist, was the focus of the January 19 Institute for Learning's (IFL) Bridges to Learning feature "Mindfulness in Schools."

January 19, 2021

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Contact

534 MURDC

gallabri@pitt.edu

(412) 624-7478

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