Doctoral student in Developmental Psychology


Marjorie is a graduate student in the Developmental Psychology program working with Dr. Sian Beilock. She graduated cum laude from Wellesley College in with honors in Psychology and a minor in Education Studies. Previously, she taught elementary school as part of Teach for America in St. Louis.

Research Interests

Marjorie is interested in the role parents and teachers play in the development of children's math attitudes and performance. She is specifically interested in the impact of expectations and anxiety and on children's academic performance. 

Publications/ Conference Presentations

Park, D.*, Schaeffer, M. W.*, Nolla, K., Levine, S. C., & Beilock, S. L. (). How do generic statements impact performance? Evidence for entity beliefs. Developmental Science

Beilock, S.L., Schaeffer, M.W., & Rozek, C.S. (2016). Understanding and Addressing Performance
Anxiety. In A.J. Elliot, C.S. Dweck, & D.S. Yeager (Eds.), Handbook of Competence and Motivation (2nd Edition): Theory and Application. Guilford Press.

Berkowitz, T.*, Schaeffer, M. W.*, Maloney, E. A., Peterson, L., Gregor, C., Levine, S. C., & Beilock, S. L. (2015). Math at home adds up to achievement in school. Science350(6257), 196-198.

Maloney, E. A, Schaeffer, M. W, & Beilock, S. L. (2013). Mathematics anxiety and stereotype threat: Shared mechanisms, negative consequences, and promising interventions. Research in Mathematics Education.