Faculty Directory

David Miele

Buehler Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor, Applied Developmental & Educational Psychology


CDEP Counseling, Developmental & Educational Psychology

Current Grant-Funded Research Projects


Implementing principles from the science of learning within educational practice, funded by a Collaborative Activity Award from the James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF)

Recent Publications

Edited Book:

Wentzel, K. R, & Miele, D.B. (Eds.). (2016), Handbook of motivation at school (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.


Miele, D. B., & Scholer, A. A. (in press). The role of metamotivational monitoring in motivation regulation. Educational Psychologist.

*†Muenks, K., & Miele, D. B. (2017). Students’ thinking about effort and ability: The role of developmental, contextual, and individual difference factors. Review of Educational Research, 87, 707-735.

†Scholer, A. A., & Miele, D. B. (2016). The role of metamotivation in creating task-motivation fit. Motivational Science, 2, 171-197.

*Shen, C., Miele D. B., Vasilyeva M. (2016). The relation between college students’ academic mindsets and their persistence during math problem solving. Psychology in Russia: State of the Art, 9, 38-56.

*Muenks, K., Miele, D. B., & Wigfield, A. (2016). How students’ perceptions of the source of effort influence their ability evaluations of other students. Journal of Educational Psychology, 108, 438.

*†Rosenzweig, E. Q., & Miele, D. B. (2016). Do you have an opportunity or an obligation to score well? The influence of regulatory focus on academic test performance. Learning and Individual Differences, 45, 114-127.

Finn, B., & Miele, D. B. (2016). Hitting a high note on math tests: Remembered success Influences test preferences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 42, 17-38.

Miele, D. B., & Scholer, A. A. (2016). Self-regulation of motivation. In K. R. Wentzel & D. B. Miele (Eds.), Handbook of motivation at school (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.

Wentzel, K. R., & Miele, D. B. (2016). Overview. In K. R. Wentzel & D. B. Miele (Eds.), Handbook of motivation at school (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.

*Muenks, K., Miele, D. B., Rowe, M. L., Ramani, G. B., & Stapleton, L. M. (2015). Parental beliefs about the fixedness of ability. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 41, 78-89.

Zalla, T., & Miele, D. B., Leboyer, M., & Metcalfe, J. (2015). Metacognition of agency and theory of mind in adults with high functioning autism. Consciousness and Cognition, 31, 126-138.

Miele, D. B., & Wigfield, A. (2014). Quantitative and qualitative relations between motivation and critical-analytic thinking. Educational Psychology Review, 26, 519-541.

Kennedy, P., Miele, D. B., & Metcalfe, J. (2014). The cognitive antecedents and motivational consequences of the feeling of being in the zone. Consciousness and Cognition, 30, 48–61.

Metcalfe, J., & Miele, D. B. (2014). Hypercorrection of high confidence errors: Prior testing both enhances delayed performance and blocks the return of the errors. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 3, 189-197.

Miele, D. B., Son, L. K., Metcalfe, J. (2013). Children’s naive theories of intelligence influence their metacognitive judgments. Child Development, 84, 1879–1886.

Metcalfe, J., Eich, T. S., & Miele, D. B. (2013). Metacognition of agency: Proximal action and distal outcome. Experimental Brain Research, 229, 485-496.

Eitam, B., Miele, D.B., & Higgins, E.T. (2013). Motivated remembering: Remembering as accessibility and accessibility as motivational relevance. In D. Carlston (Ed.) Handbook of social cognition (pp. 463-475). New York: Oxford University Press.

*Author is or was a graduate student advisee. †Co-first authored.