At the Motivate Lab, we are driven to improve people’s lives through rigorous motivation research. Based at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, we focus on understanding the mindsets and motivations that promote learning, growth, and wellbeing. We combine approaches from psychological science and design-thinking to conduct cutting-edge research and develop applied solutions, in settings ranging from K- 12 and higher education to summer camps, sports, and work. The Motivate Lab is led by Professors Chris Hulleman, Stephanie Wormington, and Yoi Tibbetts, and a great team of researchers.


At Motivate Lab, we value doing good work with good people. Our team is innovative, hard-working, and dedicated to improving the lives of others. 

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