Ming-Te Wang

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Ming-Te Wang

Ming-Te Wang

University of Pittsburgh
5948 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-624-6945
Email: mtwang@pitt.edu

Faculty

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.

Please visit his lab and department websites if you would like to learn more about his work:

http://wangresearch.pitt.edu/index.php

http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/people/faculty/faculty.php?fc_id=108

http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/people/person-detail.asp?zoom_highlight=http+2011+09+best+wai+to+make+monei+on+ebb&Dir_ID=587

School Affiliations


Education

  • Harvard University

    2010
    PhD in Human Development and Psychology
  • Harvard University

    2006
    MEd in Human Development and Psychology

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Recent Publications

  • Does parental involvement matter for adolescent achievement and mental health in high school?

    2014
    Wang, M. T., & Sheikh-Khalil, S. (2014). Does parental involvement matter for adolescent achievement and mental health in high school? Child Development, 85, 610-625.
  • Longitudinal links between fathers' and mothers' harsh verbal discipline and adolescents' conduct problems and depressive symptoms

    2014
    Wang, M. T., & Kenny, S. (early view online). Longitudinal links between fathers' and mothers' harsh verbal discipline and adolescents' conduct problems and depressive symptoms. Child Development
  • Motivational pathways to STEM career choices: Using expectancy-value perspective to understand individual and gender differences in STEM fields.

    2014
    Wang, M. T., & Degol, J. (2014). Motivational pathways to STEM career choices: Using expectancy-value perspective to understand individual and gender differences in STEM fields. Developmental Review, 33, 304-340.
  • Multilevel predictors of math classroom climate: A comparison study of student and teacher perceptions

    2014
    Wang, M. T., & Eccles, J. S. (in press). Multilevel predictors of math classroom climate: A comparison study of student and teacher perceptions. Journal of Research on Adolescence
  • Parental involvement and African American and European American adolescents' academic, behavioral, and emotional development in secondary school.

    2014
    Wang, M. T., Hill, N., & Hofkens, T (in press). Parental involvement and African American and European American adolescents' academic, behavioral, and emotional development in secondary school. Child Development
  • Parental physical discipline and adolescent adjustment: Bi-directionality and the moderation effect of child ethnicity and parental warmth

    2014
    Wang, M. T., & Kenny, S. (early view online). Parental physical discipline and adolescent adjustment: Bi-directionality and the moderation effect of child ethnicity and parental warmth. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
  • Stay engaged: Current knowledge and future directions of student engagement research

    2014
    Wang, M. T., & Degol, J. (in press). Stay engaged: Current knowledge and future directions of student engagement research. Child Development Perspectives
  • The reciprocal links between school engagement and youth problem behavior during adolescence

    2014
    Wang, M. T., & Fredricks, J. (2014). The reciprocal links between school engagement and youth problem behavior during adolescence. Child Development, 85, 722-737.
  • School context, achievement motivation, and academic engagement: A longitudinal study of school engagement using a multidimensional perspective

    Dec 2013
    Wang, M. T., & Eccles, J. S. (2013). School context, achievement motivation, and academic engagement: A longitudinal study of school engagement using a multidimensional perspective. Learning and Instruction, 28, 12-23.
  • Adolescent educational success and mental health vary across school engagement profiles

    Sep 2013
    Wang, M. T., & Peck, S. (2013). Adolescent educational success and mental health vary across school engagement profiles. Developmental Psychology, 49, 1266-1276.
  • Not lack of ability but more choice: Individual and gender differences in STEM career choice

    May 2013
    Wang, M. T., Eccles, J. S., & Kenny, S. (2013). Not lack of ability but more choice: Individual and gender differences in STEM career choice. Psychological Science. 24, 770-775.

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