Department of Educational Studies
ResearchResearch interests include early personal-social development and schooling, social contexts for young children's learning and development, the development of self-competence beliefs, and early teacher-child relationships.
|Ph.D.||University of California at Berkeley, 1989, Human Development-Educational Psychology|
|M.S.||California State University, Hayward, 1981, Educational Psychology|
|B.S.||Deree College, The American College of Greece, 1979, Psychology|
Mantzicopoulos, P., Patrick, H., & Samarapungavan, A. (2008). Young children's motivational beliefs about learning science. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 23, 378-394.
French, B.F., & Mantzicopoulos, P. (2007) A first- to second- grade examination of the factor structure and stability of the Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance with a group of economically disadvantaged children. Journal of School Psychology, 45, 311-331.
Mantzicopoulos, P. (2006). Younger children's changing self-concepts: Boys and girls from preschool through second grade. The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 167, 289-308.
Mantzicopoulos, P. (2005). Conflictual relationships between kindergarten children and their teachers: Associations with child and classroom context variables. Journal of School Psychology, 43 , 425-442.
Mantzicopoulos, P., French, B. F., & Maller, S. J., (2004). Factor Structure of the Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance with two Pre-Elementary Samples. Child Development, 75, 1214-12
|1999-present||Professor, Educational Psychology, School of Education, Purdue University|
|1994-1999||< Lafayette, West University, Purdue Assistant,>Associate Professor: Educational Psychology, School of Education, Purdue University|
|1990-1994||Assistant Professor: Educational Psychology, School of Education, Purdue University|
|1989-1990||Lecturer: University of California, Berkeley, Division of Educational Psychology|
|1989-1990||Lecturer: California State University, San Jose, Department of Teacher Education, Psychological Foundations of Education|
|1984-1987||Adjunct Faculty: The National Hispanic University, Oakland, CA. Division of Early Childhood Education.|
|1984-1986||Teacher/Counselor: LaCheim School for Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents|
|EDPS 235||Learning and Motivation|
|EDPS 490F||Supporting Early Science Learning through Family-School connections|
|EDPS 533U||Introduction to Educational Research I: Methodology|
|EDPS 534||Introduction to Educational Research II: Measurement|
|EDPS 535||Personal-social development and schooling|
|EDPS 633||Educational Psychology Seminar (School Readiness: Research and Policy)|