Graduate Students

Emily Hangen


Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2013-2014
Faculty Mentor(s): Andrew Elliot, Jeremy Jamieson

455 Meliora Hall
(585) 275-0754
Fax: (585) 273-1100
emily.hangen@rochester.edu

Research Overview

I am interested in optimizing academic motivation and achievement. Specifically, I study how people perform under social-evaluative stress, in competitive contexts, and while holding specific motivational goals.

LAB WEBSITE: http://socialstresslab.wixsite.com/urochester

Selected Publications

Conference Presentations

  • Greenwood, E. J. & Elliot, A. J. (2016). The same or different? How lay beliefs about approach and avoidance explain the association between performance achievement goals. Poster presentation at the Society of Personality and Social Psychology 17th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. 
  • Greenwood, E. J. & Elliot, A. J. (2016). Same goal or two different goals? Investigating the unexplained positive association among performance goals. Poster presentation at the American Educational Research Association 100th Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C.
  • *Calarco, K., Greenwood, E. J., Peters, B., & Eliot, A. J. (2016). Writing about people who are unconditionally-accepting or conditionally-accepting of oneself: Linguistic analysis of differences between attachment styles. Poster presented at the Social Psychologists Around Western New York Conference 2016. Syracuse, New York.
  • *Grella, E., *Guo, Y. & Greenwood, E.J. (2016). Different associations with preference for consistency and various personality traits. Poster presented at the Social Psychologists Around Western New York Conference 2016. Syracuse, New York.
  • *O’Donnell, A. & Greenwood, E.J. (2016). Associations between mindfulness, private self-conscientious and need for cognition. Poster presented at the Social Psychologists Around Western New York Conference 2016. Syracuse, New York.
  • *Sherwood, M., *Yidi, M., Greenwood, E.J. & Elliot, A. J. (2016). Self-esteem, contingent self-esteem and achievement goals: Different associative patterns between general and conditional self-esteem on goal adoption. Poster presented at the Social Psychologists Around Western New York Conference 2016. Syracuse, New York.
  • Greenwood, E., Jamieson, J., & Elliot, A. (2015). Competition and risk-taking behavior: The differential effects of competition on physiological reactivity. Poster presented at Society of Personality and Social Psychology 2015. Long Beach, CA.
  • Greenwood, E. (2014). Competition and Performance: Motivational Orientations and Physiological Responses. Accepted symposium talk. Social Psychologists Around Western New York Conference 2014. New York.
  • Park, D., Greenwood, E., Ramirez, G., Gunderson, E., Levine, S., & Beilock, S. (2013). Students who believe in the malleability of intelligence show a pronounced negative relation between anxiety and performance. Poster presentation at Cognitive Development Society VIII Biennial Meeting. Memphis, TN.
  • Greenwood, E., Park, D., & Beilock, S. (May 2013). Students who believe intelligence can change: More likely to "choke under pressure". Invited oral presentation at University of Chicago Undergraduate Research Symposium 2013. Chicago, IL.
  • Greenwood, E., Park, D., & Beilock, S. (May 2014). Incremental theorists: Resilient to anxiety but more susceptible to choking. Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Psi Chi division, 2013. Chicago, IL.
  • Greenwood, E., Richey, L., Zepeda, C., Bernacki, M. Belenky, D., & Nokes-Malach, T. (July 2012). Science diaries writing intervention: Examining motivation and performance in science. Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center 2012 Summer Internship poster session, Pittsburgh, PA.

Publications/Manuscripts

  • Greenwood, E.J., Korn, R.M., & Elliot, A.J. (2015). Achievement and the self: Approach and avoidance as self-growth and self-protection. In Guay, F., McInerney, D.M., Craven, R., & Marsh, H.W. (Eds.), Self-concept, motivation and identity: Underpinning success with research and practice (5th ed.).
  • Jamieson, J. P., Peters, B. J., Greenwood, E. J. & Altose, A.,  (2016). Reappraising stress arousal improves performance and reduces evaluation anxiety in classroom exam situations. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
  • Hangen, E. J., & Elliot, A. J. (under review). Achievement Motives. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackleford (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

Teaching

  • Course Instructor: Social Psychology and Individual Differences, 2016
  • Teaching Assistant: Social Psychology and Individual Differences, Spring 2014, Spring 2015

Professional Honors and Awards

  • Teaching-as-Research Fellow, 2016-2017
  • University of Rochester GSA student travel award, 2016
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 2015-2018
  • Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Student Poster Award winner, 2015
  • Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull University Fellowship, 2013
  • Merit Scholarship, University of Chicago, 2009-2013
  • Earl R. Franklin Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2012
  • Dean's List, University of Chicago, 2009-2013
  • Social Science Sterling Scholar Finalist, Utah, 2009
  • Energy Solutions Foundation Scholarship, 2007

Additional Information

  • M.A.--University of Rochester, 2016         
  • B.A. - University of Chicago, 2013
  • Valedictorian, Payson High School, 2009