Professor Avi Kaplan is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA. Previously, Avi was a faculty member in the Department of Education at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, where he was Chair of School Counseling. Avi's research focuses on motivation and identity, environmental effects on motivation and identity formation, how interventions can promote identity formation and motivation among students and professionals in different environments, and what people can do to play an active and informed role in their own identity formation. Avi has published extensively in the educational psychological literature, including a chapter on Learning Environments and Motivation in the Handbook of Motivation in School (2nd edition), a chapter on the application of theories of motivation to educational contexts in the APA Educational Psychology Handbook, and a special issue on Identity Formation in Educational Settings (together with Hanoch Flum) in Contemporary Educational Psychology. Avi is also currently the editor of the Journal of Experimental Education.
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