Areas of expertise: autonomy-supportive teaching; teachers’ motivating styles; students’ agentic engagement; neuroscience of intrinsic motivation
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6827-293X
Phone: +61 2 9729 2172
Location: ACU North Sydney Campus
Dr. Johnmarshall Reeve is a Professor in the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University (since February 2019). Before ACU, Reeve was a professor in both South Korea (Korea University) and the United States (University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee). He received his PhD from Texas Christian University (1986) and completed postdoctoral work at the University of Rochester (1990-1992).
Professor Reeve’s research interests center on the empirical study of all aspects of human motivation and emotion with an emphasis on teachers’ motivating styles, students’ agentic engagement, and the neuroscience of intrinsic motivation. He has visited 14 countries to deliver a teacher-focused workshop on developing a more autonomy-supportive motivating style. For this work, he received (a) the Thomas N. Urban Research Award from the FINE Foundation, (b) the Research Excellence Award from Korea University (2016, 2017), and (c) the 2014 Excellence in Research Award from the NASPSP. He has published extensively with collaborator Sung Hyeon Cheon on a 10-year program of research using randomized control trials to test the effectiveness of an autonomy-supportive teaching intervention. Prof. Reeve’s research also focuses on students’ motivation and engagement—and on students’ agentic engagement in particular. He has published extensively with collaborator Woogul Lee on the neuroscience of intrinsic motivation. Almost all of Prof. Reeve’s research uses self-determination theory as its theoretical foundation.
He has published 81 articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Educational Psychology, authored 29 book chapters and 4 books, including Supporting students’ motivation and Understanding Motivation and Emotion, 7th ed., and edited 3 books. Prof. Reeve served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Motivation and Emotion (2011-2017).
Students’ Agentic Engagement
Neuroscience of Intrinsic Motivation