Janet Ahn, PhD

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Janet Ahn, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Motivation Lab William Paterson University

Broadly, Janet researches human goal pursuit and motivation. She has examined how people’s goal pursuit is affected by what they infer about others’ goals (via projection) and what they believe about others based on their attributes (via transference and stereotyping). More recently she has investigated interventions to increase high school students’ motivation and persistence in STEM fields as well as developing technological tools to increase student retention in college. Her work has been featured in various media outlets such as Women’s Health Magazine, NPR, American Educator, the Business Insider, CBS, and USA Today. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University and her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from New York University.

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