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A-Team Research Group

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A-Team Research

Who We Are

The Adolescents, Teaching, Education, AchieveMent (A-TEAM) is a research team dedicated to examining and understanding the psychological, social, and emotional processes that enhance or impede academic achievement in adolescent populations. The A-TEAM is co-directed by Dr. Christian Mueller, Dr. Martin Jones, and Dr. Denise Winsor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Memphis.

Our Research Goals

Goal 1:  To research topics of interest including; peer influences, motivation, gifted students, self concept, and other topics related to academic performance.

Goal 2:  To have graduate students become active participants in all facets of conducting research and cultivate an environment which supports and facilitates learning from multiple perspectives in theory and research. 

Goal 3:  To provide support and critical feedback in the research process from investigating current literature, design and analysis of data, preparing conference proposals, and submitting scientific articles for publication.

Goal 4:  To foster students as independent researchers who are competent and efficacious about pursuing their own research interests.

Our Current Projects

  • Using the NELS:88 data set to examine how school, family, and individual activities influence self-concept in gifted students.  This research contributes to narrowing the gap in the literature through investigating gifted students' academic self-concept in the domains of math self-concept and verbal self-concept.
  • Using the NELS:88 data set to examine how membership in certain athletic groups and peer influences may relate to academic performance.  This study addresses a gap in the research by exploring specific team sports and academic outcomes via males' and females' perceptions of peer beliefs in relationship to academic and social perspectives.

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