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Mark Lepper

Albert Ray Lang Professor of Psychology
Primary Area: 
Office Location: 
Jordan Hall, Building 420 Room 382
Fax: 
650 725-5699
Administration: 
Roz Grayson

Research Summary

Strategies and techniques of expert tutors: Motivational and cognitive processes. Microcomputers in education: Effects of educational programs on children's intrinsic motivation and learning. Intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation: Detrimental effects of superfluous social controls and strategies for enhancing intrinsic interest. Choice and its consequences: Cultural and situational differences. Social cognition and attribution processes: Attributional biases and inferential errors. Social and moral development.

Education

Ph.D. Social and Developmental Psychology, Yale University, 1971