Neil Lewis, Jr. | University of Michigan
Hi, I’m Neil and I study motivation and goal pursuit, most often in the domains of education and health.
I am a Ph.D candidate in Social Psychology at the University of Michigan, where I am also the Interim Director of the Preparation Initiative Program in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. In addition, I am a LIFE Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, and a Doctoral Student Affiliate at the Dornsife Center for the Mind and Society at the University of Southern California. I earned my BA in Economics and Psychology from Cornell University, and my MS in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan.
My research generally focuses on two basic questions: What motivates people to pursue our goals, and how does the interplay between our social identities and our social contexts support or undermine our goal pursuit efforts? I am interested in using the answers to these questions to address social disparities, particularly disparities in education and health outcomes.
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