USC Kortschak Center For Learning and Creativity



Professor of Educational Psychology, Rossier School of Education

Dr. Helena Seli teaches an undergraduate course in learning strategies and motivation as well as graduate courses in learning and motivation and 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. Seli also conducts research on the effectiveness of educational technology, such as the use of “clickers” in large lecture courses. Her dissertation, “Self in Self-Worth Protection: The Relationship Between Possible Selves and Self-Worth Protective Strategies” won the Rossier Ph.D. Dissertation of the Year award. Along with Dr. Myron H. Dembo, she is the author of “Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success: A Focus on Self-Regulated Learning” (4th edition) (Taylor and Francis, 2012).