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Andrew Elliot

Andrew Elliot

  • Professor of Psychology

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994

488 Meliora Hall
(585) 275-8710

Office Hours: By appointment

Research Overview

Professor Elliot's research focuses on approach and avoidance motivation, achievement motivation, social motivation, and well being.

The primary focus of Dr. Elliot's research is on the hierarchical model of approach and avoidance motivation. Professor Elliot examines the antecedents, consequences, and development of achievement motivation and social motivation. He conducts basic, applied, and cross-cultural research in educational and sport contexts. Professor Elliot's work focuses on the self, motivation, achievement, and social connection.

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • CSP 161  Social Psychology and Individual Differences
  • CSP 364/464  Achievement and Motivation

Selected Publications

Recent Visitors to the Lab

  • 2016-2017: Martin Daumiller (Germany)
  • 2016-2017: Arief Liem (Singapore)
  • 2014-2016: Dr. Malgorzata Goclowska (Netherlands)
  • 2014-2015: Dr. Jun Ma (China)
  • 2015: Dr. Chen Chen (China)
  • 2015: Michael Jury (France)
  • 2015-2016: Nicolas Sommet (Switzerland)
  • 2015-2016: Dr. Haomin Zhang (China)