People—Andrew Elliot

Professor Elliot will be accepting applications for graduate students for the Fall 2016-17 academic year.

Professor Elliot's research focuses on approach and avoidance motivation, achievement motivation, social motivation, and well being.

Research Interests

The primary focus of Dr. Elliot's research is on the hierarchical model of approach and avoidance motivation. Professor Elliot examines the antecedents, consequences, and development of achievement motivation and social motivation. He conducts basic, applied, and cross-cultural research in educational and sport contexts. Professor Elliot's work focuses on the self, motivation, achievement, and social connection.

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • CSP 161  Social Psychology and Individual Differences
  • CSP 364/464  Achievement and Motivation

Selected Publications

Recent Visitors to the Lab

  • 2014-2016: Dr. Malgorzata Goclowska (Netherlands)
  • 2014-2015: Dr. Jun Ma (China)
  • 2015: Dr. Chen Chen (China)
  • 2015: Michael Jury (France)
  • 2015-2016: Nicolas Sommet (Switzerland)
  • 2015-2016: Dr. Haomin Zhang (China)
Andrew Elliot

Quick Facts

Title: Professor of Psychology

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Contact Info

488 Meliora Hall
Department of Clinical & Social Sciences in Psychology
Box 270266
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627

Phone: (585) 275-8710

Office Hours: By appointment