Dante Demitrius Dixson

Dante  Demitrius Dixson
Assistant Professor - Educational Psychology
339 Education Bldg.

Office Hours:

  • Wednesdays 11am-5pm and by appointment
    • Division: Theoretical/Behavioral Foundations
    • Area: Educational Psychology


(313) 577-1721


BA Psychology-University of California, Berkeley

MA Education-University of California, Berkeley

PhD School Psychology-University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests


Positive Psychology

The Achievement Gap

African American Achievement

Gifted Education


Selected Recent Publications

Dixson, D. D., Worrell, F. C., & Mello, Z. (in press). Profiles of hope: How clusters of hope relate to school variables. Learning and Individual differences.
Dixson, D. D. (2017). Hope across achievement: Examining psychometric properties of the Children’s Hope Scale across the range of achievement. SAGE Open. , 7. doi:10.1177/2158244017717304
Dixson, D. D., Keltner, D., Worrell, F. C., & Mello, Z. (2017). The magic of hope: Hope mediates the relationship between socioeconomic status and academic achievement. The Journal of Educational Research, 0, 1–9. doi:10.1080/00220671.2017.1302915
Dixson, D. D., Roberson, C. C. B., & Worrell, F. C. (2017). Psychosocial keys to African American achievement? Examining the relationship between achievement and psychosocial variables in high achieving African Americans. Journal of Advanced Academics, 28, 120–140. doi:10.1177/1932202X17701734
Dixson, D. D., Worrell, F. C., Olszewski-Kubilius, P., & Subotnik, R. F. (2016). Beyond perceived ability: The contribution of psychosocial factors to academic performance. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1377, 67–77. doi:10.1111/nyas.13210
Dixson, D. D., & Worrell, F. C. (2016). Formative and summative assessment in the classroom. Theory Into Practice, 55, 153–159. doi:10.1080/00405841.2016.1148989


Courses Taught

Educational Psychology 

Cognitive Assessment

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