Keynote speakers

Plenary speakers

Prof. dr. Edward Deci
Prof. dr. Edward Deci
Prof. dr. Richard Ryan
Prof. dr. Richard Ryan

Keynote speakers

Dr. Nathalie Aelterman
Dr. Nathalie AeltermanUniversity of Ghent, Belgium
New insights into teachers’ motivating and demotivating styles: How do they affect students’ and teachers’ functioning?

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Nathalie Aelterman is a postdoctoral research fellow funded by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO) and affiliated at the Department of Developmental-, Personality-, and Social Psychology of Ghent University, Belgium.
She is mainly interested in applying Self-Determination Theory (SDT) in educational settings and sports. In her research, she particularly investigates the stimulating and undermining effects of the social environment in diverse contexts (i.e., education, sports, workplace) and the question whether social agents, including teachers, coaches, and managers, can successfully be trained in adopting a (more) motivating style. In this respect, she recently developed a new vignette-based questionnaire to obtain a more integrative and fine-grained insight into teachers’ motivating and demotivating teaching styles. Her most recent work focuses on the specific conditions under which teachers’ management of classroom rules is effective or backfires, thereby bridging the gap between motivation psychology and classroom management.
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Prof. Dr. Catherine Amiot
Prof. Dr. Catherine AmiotDepartment of Psychology Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Bridging Self-Determination Theory and Intergroup Approaches to Understand Intergroup Harmdoing
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Catherine Amiot is a Professor in Psychology. Her research interests are social psychology, self and identity, intergroup relations, human-animal relations, motivation and self-determination and psychological well-being.
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Prof. Dr. Avi Assor
Prof. Dr. Avi AssorBen-Gurion University of Negev, Israel
Inner Compass, implicit self, and how they help us to find what we truly need?”



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Dr. Kirk Brown
Dr. Kirk BrownDepartment of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA
How mindfulness can serve as an inner resource to attenuate ego involvement, with attendant benefits for psychosocial functioning
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Dr. Leen Haerens
Dr. Leen HaerensDepartment of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
From theory to practice: New avenues for future SDT-based intervention research
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Leen Haerens is associate professor at the Department of Movement and Sport Sciences of the Ghent University where she leads the research group in sport pedagogy. She has become one of the leading scholars in Europe to examine the relevance of Self-Determination Theory (SDT) in the context of (physical) education, exercise, and sports. Her program of research is built around one central question that is “how can we successfully motivate youngsters towards lifelong engagement in organized sport or health-based physical activity”. Her research interests center on the relevance of SDT for (physical education) teaching and sport coaching. She has particularly acquired expertise the development of self-report and observation scales tapping into teachers’ and coaches’ motivating style and the development of SDT-based interventions.

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Prof. Dr. Richard Koestner
Prof. Dr. Richard KoestnerMcGill University, Canada
The Personal and Interpersonal Sides of Goal Pursuit: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective on Goal Pursuit
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Richard Koestner is a professor of Psychology at McGill University where he has conducted research on human motivation for over 30 years. His recent work focuses on how to effectively select, pursue, and (sometimes) disengage from personal goals. He will also be presenting the work of Anne Holding, his PhD student, whose research has focused on action crises and goal disengagement.

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Dr. Rashmi Kusurkar
Dr. Rashmi KusurkarDepartment of Research in Education, Amsterdam UMC, VUmc School of Medical Sciences, The Netherlands
SDT research in health professions education
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Rashmi Kusurkar is a medical doctor, a teacher and a pioneer in the research using SDT in health professions education. Her research interests include exploring different topics in health professions education like medical school admissions, workplace learning, professional behaviour, diversity, continuing education, interprofessional education, burnout and engagement, etc., through the lens of motivation. Her vision for her research is to understand how to develop “students for life”.

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Dr. Nicole Legate
Dr. Nicole LegateDepartment of Psychology Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA
Autonomy-supportive strategies of regulating problematic social behaviors
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Nicole Legate is an assistant professor in the Psychology department at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago IL.

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Dr. Frank Martela
Dr. Frank MartelaAalto University, Finland
The curious case of beneficence as a candidate need – Examining the nature and criteria for what makes something a basic psychological need
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Frank Martela is a post-doctoral researcher. Besides prosocial behavior, SDT, and well-being, his research has focused on meaning in life, meaningful work, compassion, pragmatist philosophy, and self-managing organizations. After receiving his Ph.D. from Aalto University in 2012, he spent 1.5 years as a visiting scholar at University of Rochester. His interdisciplinary work covers personality and social psychology, organizational research and philosophy.

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Prof. Dr. Kimberly Noels
Prof. Dr. Kimberly NoelsDepartment of Psychology, University of Alberta, Canada
 


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Professor of Social and Cultural Psychology Area

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Prof. Dr. Nikos Ntoumanis
Prof. Dr. Nikos NtoumanisCurtin University, Australia
Conceptualizing and Testing a New Tripartite Model of Interpersonal Communication Styles
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Nikos Ntoumanis joined the School of Psychology at Curtin University in 2014, where he established the Physical Activity and Well-Being (PAW) Lab and has been awarded the title of John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Psychology. He is interested in personal and contextual factors that optimise motivation and promote performance, morality, psychological well-being and health-conducive behaviours.

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Dr. Erika Patall
Dr. Erika PatallRossier School of Education, University of Southern California, USA


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Erika Patall is an Associate Professor of Education and Psychology. She studies the determinants and development of motivation, the relationship between motivation and academic achievement and how autonomy support may impact motivation and support academic achievement. She has received several early career awards from the American Educational Research Association and the American Psychological Association.

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Dr. Frederick Philippe
Dr. Frederick PhilippeDepartment of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
 
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Frederick L. Philippe is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Quebec at Montreal. His research interests revolve around memories integration, emotion regulation, and sexual behaviors.

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Prof. Dr. Johnmarshall Reeve
Prof. Dr. Johnmarshall ReeveDepartment of Education, Korea University, Seoul
Creating the Conditions under which People Can Motivate Themselves
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Johnmarshall Reeve is a Professor in the Department of Education at Korea University (Seoul, South Korea). His research focuses primarily on teachers’ autonomy-supportive motivating style, students’ agentic engagement, and the neuroscience of intrinsic motivation. For more information, see: www.johnmarshallreeve.org

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Prof. Dr. Bart Soenens
Prof. Dr. Bart SoenensUniversity of Ghent, Belgium
 
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Prof. Dr. Kennon Sheldon
Prof. Dr. Kennon SheldonUniversity of Missouri, USA
The implicit self in SDT
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Prof. Dr. Robert Vallerand
Prof. Dr. Robert VallerandUniversité du Québec à Montréal, Canada
New Developments on the Psychology of Passion

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Robert Vallerand is Professor of Psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal- He has received the William James Award from the APA for the book "The Psychology of Passion: A Dualistic Model". His research interests lie in the role of passion in optimal functioning in society.

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Prof. Dr. Maarten Vansteenkiste
Prof. Dr. Maarten VansteenkisteUniversity of Ghent, Belgium

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Dr. Netta Weinstein
Dr. Netta WeinsteinCardiff University, UK
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