Research Network Members

Associate Professor Elizabeth PetersonNew ZealandEizabeth is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland in New Zealand where she is the director of the Enrichment Lab. Most of her research is focused on trying to understand the factors, processes and pathways that optimise human learning and development and that promote happy, healthy, well-rounded and resilient young people. She is particularly interested in the how beliefs about learning and failure influence the way people think, feel, behave, interact and learn.

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Maria Tulis
AustriaMaria is an independent postdoc researcher at the Department of Psychology at the University of Salzburg in Austria. She is head of the working group „Teaching for Using Psychology in Educational Contexts“ and works closely with the School of Education and other networks of subject didactics in the context of teacher education.
Her research focuses on the acquisition of psychological competences with a particular interested in the use of everyday psychological (mis)conceptions as learning opportunities. She also studies the individual and contextual conditions for adaptive dealing with errors and misconceptions in academic settings. In particular, she explores the determinants for overcoming failure and effective learning from errors with a special focus on motivational and emotional self-regulation, and adaptive orientations and beliefs.
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Postdoctoral Researcher Dr. Gabriele SteuerGermanyGabriele is working as postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Psychology at the University of Bielefeld (Germany). Her main research interest is dealing with errors. She focusses especially on the error climate, which describes the perception of, the reaction to and the learning from errors within the social context (at school or at the university). Currently she is especially interested in assessing the error climate in different school subjects and errors in their function as triggers for motivational regulation.Contact Gabriele
Associate Professor Maria Cristina MatteucciItalyMaria Cristina is Associate Professor in Developmental and Educational Psychology (since 2019) at the Master’s Degree in School and Community Psychology, Department of Psychology. She works on learning and teaching processes and on school psychology.Contact Maria
Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr. Annalisa SonciniBelgiumAnnalisa is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Ferrara, Italy. Her research interests concern environmental and social variables that influence the learning process, teacher-student relationships and teaching practices, as well as teachers’ well-being. She is currently working on overprotective parents and their effects on teachers’ well-being.Contact Annalisa
Senior Lecturer, Dr Nick GarnettU.KNick is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Director of Education within the School of Psychology at Keele University, UK.Contact Nick
Costanza DiniItalyCostanza is a Masters Degree student in School and Community Psychology at University of Bologna.
Dr. Martin MajcikCzech RepublicMartin is an assistant professor at the Department of Educational Sciences at the Faculty of Arts (Masaryk University). His research interests include classroom discourse and teacher-student interactions, schools with socially disadvantaged students, career guidance and drop-out, and qualitative methodology. In the field of “mistakes” he was interested in teacher error management behavior in classroom talk considering cognitive and affective dimensions. Prospectively, he would like to establish research focused on academic failure and student agency.Contact Martin