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Carol Sansone University of Utah, USA

Carol Sansone, Ph.D. (1984, Columbia University) is Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah. Her research examines the process through which people regulate their interest and motivation in day-to-day life, using social and non-social means. She is interested in how this process might differ as a function of person characteristics (such as gender) and across the life span, and in the applications of this work to selection of and persistence in math and science careers and to online learning. She is a Fellow of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, and has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals in social psychology and personality (e.g., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology), and as a consultant for several granting agencies. She previously edited a special issue of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology on "New Directions in Intrinsic Motivation and Creativity" (1999), and a book (with J.M. Harackiewicz as co-editor) published by Academic Press entitled, "Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation: The Search for Optimal Motivation and Performance" (2000). Other recent publications have appeared in the journals Developmental Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Personality, Psychological Inquiry, and Sex Roles.