Associate Professor
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program
Social Psychology

Basic Information

Curriculum Vitae:
414 Psychology Building


Ph.D., Duke University, 2008

Research Interests

My research is aimed at understanding how people can be successful at self-regulation and self-control. I am particularly interested in how social relationships affect self-control and how self-control affects social relationships. I study the social underpinnings of motivation and self-control across multiple goal domains including academics, health (especially smoking and physical activity), career, and finance. 


Articles Featuring Michelle vanDellen

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 4:34pm

The Department of Psychology's Dr. Brian Haas and Dr. Michelle vanDellen new study was recently featured in UGA Today.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:28am

Congratulations to Dr. Michelle vanDellen who is one of the 2019 CURO Research Mentoring Award recipients!