Ming-Te Wang

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Ming-Te Wang

Ming-Te Wang

University of Pittsburgh
5940 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-624-6945
Email: mtwang@pitt.edu


Dr. Ming-Te Wang is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education and Research Scientist of Learning Research & Development Center. He holds joint appointments in the School of Education, Department of Psychology, and Learning Research & Development Center.

Dr. Wang is a developmental psychologist whose research interests focus on child and adolescent development. He received his doctorate in developmental psychology from Harvard University. His current research focuses on 1) the impact of school climate and family socialization on students' motivational beliefs and engagement, 2) the effects of multiple ecological systems on the behavioral, social, and emotional development of youth from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrouns, and 3) the impact of school- and family-based interventions targeting children's academic skills and developmental problems.

His work has been published in a range of leading psychological and educational journals including Child Development, Psychological Science, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Research on Adoelscence, and American Educational Research Journal. He has received research grants from the Spencer Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Health.

Research interests:

Achievement motivation and engagement, school climate, family socialization, risk and resilience, prevention and intervention, racial socialization and racial identity development, social and emotional development, STEM career development, behavioral problems and mental health, transition from childhood to adolescence to adulthood.

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School Affiliations


  • Harvard University

    PhD in Human Development and Psychology
  • Harvard University

    MEd in Human Development and Psychology