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Russell Sarwar KABIR

I am from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in the United States of America. I enjoy singing, songwriting, and performing at live music festivals. I also enjoy cooking and podcasting, often at the same time.
研究テーマResearch Interests
(1) Can we use body-focused stress management techniques to lower anxiety and increase self-efficacy when we communicate in English? (2) How do working memory, cognitive control, and second language acquisition interact? Can basic research in cognitive science like psycholinguistics and emotion be applied to learning processes and teacher education? (3) Do we gain self-efficacy for “global competency” when we engage in experiential and intercultural learning experiences like cross-cultural simulations, study abroad, and negotiation training? How about for one’s beliefs about their L2 listening and speaking skills? (4) Are there “positive” elements of youth development that relate to our personality and identity formation, and can they predict factors like our current levels of creativity, language ability, or well-being? (5) What factors of our well-being are impacted by the influences of technology on society, such as social media?

担当授業Current Teaching

■英語コミュニケーション演習Ⅰ ■英語コミュニケーション演習Ⅱ ■英語教育研究Ⅰ ■英語教育研究Ⅱ

研究上のモットーResearch Motto

My focus is on the motivational aspects of the psychology of language learning. I use strong theories and rigorous modeling techniques from applied psychometrics to understand the targets of educational interventions, such as English language education, and design programs with those outcomes in mind to promote evidence-based pedagogical practices.

ゼミ指導上のポリシーThesis Supervision Policy

(1) Obtain and demonstrate skills in literature review and knowledge of mixed methods
(2) Critically evaluate empirical research literature on keywords of interest
(3) Engage in research synthesis methods like systematic review and meta-analysis
(4) Understand measurement and assessment practices in the social and language sciences

指導テーマのキーワードKeywords of Supervision Interests

Self-efficacy, self-determination theory, and cultural intelligence
Learning theories in language and education
Self-regulated learning
Intercultural learning
Experiential learning
Explicit and implicit language learning
Associative learning

大学院進学希望者へのメッセージMessage for Postgraduate Candidates

Language learning and English education are highly cross-disciplinary fields, which are enriched by advances in the cognitive and social sciences. To create new knowledge through your postgraduate coursework, let’s design and conduct research in interdisciplinary language science with rigorous and reproducible measurement, assessment, and practical considerations.

推薦図書Recommended Books

Brown, H. D. (2000). Principles of language learning and teaching (Vol. 4). New York: Longman.
Brown, T. A. (2015). Confirmatory factor analysis for applied research. Guilford.
DeVellis, R. F. (2012). Scale development: Theory and applications. Sage.
Dörnyei, Z., & Ushioda, E. (2013). Teaching and researching: Motivation. Routledge.
Dörnyei, Z., & Ryan, S. (2015). The psychology of the language learner revisited. Routledge.
Kahneman, D. (2011). Thinking, fast and slow. Macmillan.
Piechurska-Kuciel, E. (2020). The Big Five in SLA. Springer International Publishing.
Pinker, S. (2003). The language instinct: How the mind creates language. Penguin.
Pinker, S. (2015). The sense of style: The thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century. Penguin.
Remillard, V., & Williams, K. (2016). Human communication across cultures: A cross-cultural
introduction to pragmatics and sociolinguistics. Equinox Publishing Limited.
Spiegelhalter, D. (2019). The art of statistics: Learning from data. Penguin.
Winter, B. (2019). Statistics for linguists: An introduction using R. Routledge.

事前相談Contact Details

If you would like to visit my laboratory, please contact me in advance by email.
MAIL: kabir[at]