Assistant Professor of Clinical Education
Phone: (213) 740-6742
Helena Seli teaches an undergraduate course in learning strategies and motivation as well as a graduate course in social factors influencing learning. As an educational psychologist, her research interests include motivation, self-regulation, self-concept, self-worth protection and the social psychological aspects of education. Dr. Seli also conducts research on the effectiveness of educational technology, such as the use of "clickers" is large lecture courses. Her dissertation, "Self in Self-Worth Protection: The Relationship Between Possible Selves and Self-Worth Protective Strategies" won the Ph.D. Dissertation of the Year award in 2006.Along with Dr. Myron H. Dembo, she is the author of "Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success: A Self-Management Success" (3rd edition) (Erlbaum, 2007).