Brian M. Galla

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Brian M. Galla

Brian M. Galla

University of Pittsburgh
5940 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-7248


Research Overview

Dr. Galla’s research combines laboratory and field research to better understand how mindfulness and self-control support academic achievement and mental health during adolescence and emerging adulthood.

Please check out our lab website for more information: Motivation and Self-Regulation Lab

For Prospective Graduate Students

Are you interested in pursuing graduate study with Dr. Galla at the University of Pittsburgh? Do you have interests in motivation, self-control, and mindfulness during adolescence and emerging adulthood? If so, please contact Dr. Galla for more information about joining the lab. Please also refer to the Applied Developmental Psychology department website for information on applying to the doctoral program.

For Volunteers and Work-Study Students

If you are interested in joining the lab as an undergraduate volunteer, please contact Dr. Galla. Interested students should plan to devote 8 to 10 hours per week in the lab. Volunteers will get hands-on experience at all stages of the research process.

School Affiliations

Recent Grants

  • The Disciplined Mind: Brief Mindfulness-Based Strategies to Improve Academic Diligence. Principal Investigator: Brian M. Galla. Co-Investigator: Angela L. Duckworth. Agency: Templeton Foundation. Project Period: 05/01/16 - 05/01/18. Amount: $306,725.
  • Uniting Cognitive and Motivation Science: An Opportunity Cost Model of Self-Regulated Learning. Principal Investigators: Scott H. Fraundorf & Brian M. Galla. Agency: Learning Research and Development Center. Project Period: 07/01/16 - 07/01/18. Amount: $102,950.

Recent Publications