Espen Sagen

PhD Fellow in Social Economics

Det samfunnsvitenskapelige fakultet
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I am a PhD Fellow of Social Economics at the University of Stavanger.

I am affiliated with Synapse Lab, an interdisciplinary research lab at the UiS which develops and investigates interventions for promoting motivation and learning in education and work-life.

My main area of interests is "growth mindset", and I am currently involved in two projects:

  • I am the principal investigator for WE-TEACH, where we develop a growth mindset intervention for parents with children in elementary school, which aims to increase the children's motivation and ability to learn.

  • I am also involved in the project RØST, where we develop a growth mindset intervention designed to help NEET youths into work and/or education.