University of Southern Indiana


Research Interests

My overarching interest in research lies in developing theoretically innovative work with applications to real-world problems. My research broadly focuses on common issues students face every day such as lack of effort and motivation by targeting self-handicapping behaviors and social norms. Current projects involve the interpersonal consequences of claiming different impediments to success and comparing self-handicapping actions vs. inactions. I'm also interested in examining how we can apply psychology theories to help students succeed through the Science of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Research Topics

  • Self-handicapping
  • Social Norms
  • Self-regulation
  • Motivation
  • The Self
  • Science of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

If you are interested in being involved in Dr. Eyink's research, please email her at

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