Megan A. Just is a doctoral candidate in the Educational Psychology program at the University of South Florida – Tampa. Her research examines educational contexts that promote creativity, joy and playfulness in educational experiences. Together these qualities meet basic psychological needs, increase student motivation and engagement, as well as draw out critical thinking skills required for 21st century living. She recently presented a psychometric pilot study for Division 10 of the American Psychological Association and is currently working on her dissertation proposal.