Michael Becker

LIFE Berlin

External Fellow from 2005 to 2008, MPI for Human Development, Berlin

Dr. phil.

Dissertation completed in December 2008

Cognitive Development in Differential Learning Environments: Effects of the Tracked Secondary School System in Germany

(Advisors: Ulrich Trautwein & Oliver Lüdtke)

Selected Publications

Becker, M., Baumert, J., Tetzner, J., Maaz, K. & Köller, O. (2019). Childhood intelligence, family background, and gender as drivers of socioeconomic success: The mediating role of education. Developmental Psychology, 55, 2231-2248. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000766

Becker, M. & McElvany, N. (2018). The interplay of gender and social background: A longitudinal study of interaction effects in reading attitudes and behaviour. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 88(4), 529-549. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjep.12199

Becker, M. & Neumann, M. (2018). Longitudinal big-fish-little-pond effects on academic self-concept development during the transition from elementary to secondary schooling. Journal of Educational Psychology, 110(6), 882–897. https://doi.org/10.1037/edu0000233

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