Dr Jasper Duineveld



Motivation and Behaviour

BPsych (Hons), PhD

Email: Jasper.duineveld@acu.edu.au

Parents are a massive influence throughout their children’s lives, yet nobody is ever taught how to be a ‘good’ parent, and research often lacks consensus on how to properly investigate this. Throughout his PhD, Jasper Duineveld investigated issues in parenting research and looked at the effects of parenting styles on youth wellbeing across development while addressing issues in parenting research.

While still pursuing his research on parenting, Jasper now manages Richard Ryan’s ACU Motivation and Performance (ACUMAP) lab. In this lab Jasper works on projects that focus on human motivation, specifically self-determination theory (SDT), in a variety of research areas including neuropsychology, education, health, and social groups. Jasper aims to expand his expertise to the practice side of psychology to help inform research and vice versa.

Current projects

Jasper is involved in many of Richard Ryan’s Australian projects. All projects are funded under Richard Ryan’s ACURF grant.

  •  Group basic need satisfaction and frustration study
  •  Goal contents, need satisfaction, and wellbeing
  •  Prefrontal cortex activity and motivation during cognitive tasks
  •  Developing and elaborated Self-Determination Theory model of motivation
  •  Effects of parenting on youth wellbeing meta-analysis
  • Primary goods study


  • Donald, J. N., Sahdra, B. K., Van Zanden, B., Duineveld, J. J., Atkins, P. W., Marshall, S. L., & Ciarrochi, J. (2019). Does your mindfulness benefit others? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the link between mindfulness and prosocial behaviour. British Journal of Psychology. doi: 10.1111/bjop.12338
  • Duineveld, J. J., Parker, P. D., Ryan, R. M., Ciarrochi, J., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2017). The link between perceived maternal and paternal autonomy support and adolescent well-being across three major educational transitions. Developmental Psychology, 53, 1978 – 1994. doi: 10.1037/dev0000364
  • Jonason, P. K., Duineveld, J. J., & Middleton, J. P. (2015). Pathology, pseudopathology, and the Dark Triad of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 78, 43 – 47.
  • Jonason, P., Strosser, G., Kroll, C., Duineveld, J., & Baruffi, S (2015). Valuing myself over others: The Dark Triad traits and moral and social values. Personality and Individual Differences, 81, 102 – 106.
  • Parker, P. D., Thoemmes, F., Duineveld, J. J., & Salmela-Aro, K. (2015). I wish I had (not) taken a gap-year? The psychological and attainment outcomes of different post-school pathways. Developmental Psychology, 51, 323 – 333.
  • Parker, P., Ryan, R., Duineveld, J., & Bradshaw, E. (2019). Validation of the social identity group need satisfaction and frustration scale. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/ycbwe
  • Van Zanden, B., Marsh, H. W., Seaton, M., Parker, P. D., Guo, J., & Duineveld, J. J. (2017). How well do parents know their adolescent children? Parent inferences of student self-concepts reflect dimensional comparison processes. Learning and Instruction, 47, 25 – 32.


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