Faculty of Education and Psychology

Yasamin Abedini, Ph.D

Associate Professor
Department of Education
University of Isfahan
Azadi square
Isfahan, Iran
Postal code: 8174673441


Area of Study

   I am Yasamin Abedini and currently I work at the Department of educational sciences, Faculty of psychology and educational sciences, University of Isfahan. I am an Educational psychologist. I graduate from the University of Tehran in 2007 and my doctoral dissertation was:”A structural model of achievement goals, academic engagement and academic performance of high school girl students”. My areas of interest for research are motivational variables such as achievement goals, self- regulation and Meta cognitive skills, Brain-Based learning, Creativity and Critical Thinking, with respect to the role of gender and cultural- religious factors.

Brain-based Learning and Instruction Academic Motivation and Achievement Meta Cognitive and Self-Regulated Learning Critical and Creative Thinking Self-efficacy


University of Tehran [Tehran, Iran]
Ph.D., Educational Psychology

University of Tehran [Tehran, Iran]
M.A, Educational Psychology

Islamic Azad University [Marvdasht, Iran]
B.A, Educational Sciences


My research lies at the Brain-based Learning and Instruction, Academic Motivation and Achievement, Meta Cognitive and Self-Regulated Learning, Critical and Creative Thinking, Self-efficacy.


Abedini, Y. (2022). Metacognition as a Core Skill for Wise Decision Making in Higher Education: Investigating Gender Differences. Journal of Applied research in Higher Education (In Press).

Abedini, Y. (2020). Students’ Creativity in Virtual vs. Classroom Courses on the Basis of Their Personality Traits: A Prediction Study. Electronic Journal of E-Learning, 18(6), 525-536.

Abedini, Y., & Mortazavi, S.H. (2018). Impact of Peer Tutoring on Mathematic Learning Mathematics in Multi-grade Classes using a Single-Subject Design with a Qualitative Review. Psychological Research, 2(21), 119-135.

Conference Articles

Abedini, Y., & Hejazi, E. (2008).Structural Equation Model: Investigating the mediating role of cognitive, metacognitive, emotional and behavioral dimensions of academic engagement in the relationship between achievement and academic achievement goals. Third International Conference on Cognitive Science on Cognitive Education, Tarbiat Modarres University, Tehran, Iran (Full Article).


Abedini, Y. (2017). Brain-Based learning: The new Paradigm of Teaching (Second Edition). Isfahan: Jahade Daneshgahi daneshgah Isfahan Press.

Abedini, Y., & Kadkhodaei, M.S. (2014). Innovations in educational psychology: perspectives on learning, teaching, and Development.. Isfahan: University of Isfahan University Press.

Teaching interests

Professional activities

Academic Psychology and consulting


Learning Theories
Educational Psychology
Learning Psychology
Developmental Psychology
General Psychology
Research Methods in Education
Social Psychology of Education

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