BA, MS, PhD
Johnmarshall Reeve earned his PhD in experimental psychology at Texas Christian University and completed postdoctoral research on human motivation at the University of Rochester. He is one part educational psychologist and one part motivation psychologist. Professor Reeve’s research interests include the empirical study of all aspects of human motivation and emotion with emphases on teachers’ motivating styles, students’ engagement in learning activities, and the neuroscience of intrinsic motivation. In his work on teachers’ motivating styles, he has visited numerous countries to deliver a teacher-focused workshop on developing a more autonomy-supportive motivating style, and he has received several awards to recognize how this research has been used successfully to enhance educational practice. He has published 75 articles in journals such as the Journal of Educational Psychology, 24 book chapters, and 4 books, including Understanding Motivation and Emotion, 7th edition. Prof. Reeve was past Editor-in-Chief of the journal Motivation and Emotion (2011-2017) and past Chair for the Motivation in Education SIG with the American Educational Research Association.
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